State Lawmakers Hurry to Respond to Bridge Collapse

By Kiersten Hacker, Angelique Gingras, Lydia Hurley and Tyrah Burris, Capital News Service

The General Assembly is quickly approaching an end-of-session deadline but lawmakers are still scrambling to introduce legislation in response to this week’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

Senate President Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore City, and Del. Luke Clippinger, D-Baltimore City, are working on an emergency bill that would provide assistance for workers and businesses at the Port of Baltimore who are affected by the indefinite halt of boat traffic.