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Criminal Justice Reforms, Urban Decay, to be Md. Session Focus

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Leading Maryland lawmakers and aides to Gov. Larry Hogan say criminal justice reform and battling urban decay in Baltimore will be top priorities in the state's legislative session.
    
The initiatives come after Baltimore was in the national spotlight during unrest sparked by the April death of Freddie Gray, who was injured in police custody.
    
House Speaker Michael Busch says there will be a push to help the city reduce urban blight and improve job training. Hogan is finalizing a plan to knock down blocks of derelict buildings. Matt Clark, a Hogan spokesman, says the governor is including money in the state budget for the plan.
    
Lawmakers also will be looking at revamping policies on sentencing, parole and probation after a review by a state panel.
    
The session begins Jan. 13.

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