1-14-11: Maryland By the Numbers: General Assembly Edition

January 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

The 428th session of the Maryland General Assembly convened on Wednesday. What better time, we thought, to bring back one of our favorite recurring segments.

Here, in the tradition of Harper’s Index, is the eighth installment of Maryland By the Numbers:

Total number of bills introduced into the Maryland General Assembly during the 2010 session: 2,729
Number of days in a General Assembly session: 90
Number of bills per day: 30.32
Hours in a day: 24
Source: General Assembly, Department Of Legislative Services, a clock
Number of new Maryland statutes that took effect October 1 in a list published by the state legislature: 399
Number of statutes that took effect the previous October: 428
Maryland’s budget deficit, according to a November briefing by the Department of Legislative Services: $1.6 billion
Net sales by the Maryland State Lottery Agency in 2009: $1.7 billion
Number of years since Maryland has passed an alcohol tax: 39
Baltimore’s ranking in a Daily Beast list of America’s 40 drunkest cities: 37
The number of U.S. House of Representatives seats that the Republican party picked up in the 2010 election: 63
The number of Maryland House of Delegates seats the Republican party gained in the 2010 election: 5
Number of Number of Republican Delegates in the session that starts today: 43
Number of Democratic Delegates: 98
Number of teacher positions at the Metropolitan Transition Center, a state prison in downtown Baltimore, eliminated in a round of Board of Public Works budget cuts in November 2009: 5
Percentage of total teaching force at the prison those cuts represented: all of them
Percentage of clients at the Re-entry Center in Baltimore City who were placed in jobs in Fiscal Year 2006: 15 percent
Percent placed last year: 6 percent
Annual number of prisoners released back into Baltimore City, according to City Paper: about 8,000


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