The third week of the 2013 Maryland General Assembly Session gets underway Monday night, with much of the proceedings centering on a ceremony to mark Martin Luther King Day.
A number of Democratic lawmakers are not expected to attend the session as they are expected at inaugural balls in Washington.
On Tuesday, Governor Martin O'Malley will hold a rally for his offshore wind energy bill. The plan would build wind turbines ten miles off the coast of Ocean City. The goal is to produce a cleaner and less expensive source of electricity. The proposal would likely add a $2 monthly surcharge to electric bills. The governor has introduced this bill in the last two years, and it has never emerged from committee.