STATE ROUNDUP: ANNAPOLIS RETURNING TO NORMAL, ALMOST AS LEGISLATORS BEGIN NEW SESSION WITH OLD ISSUES, NEW LAWMAKERS AND A NEW GOVERNOR READY TO BE SWORN IN
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TRONE LEAVES HOSPITAL TO CAST 13th SPEAKER VOTE: At 7 a.m. Friday, Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) was undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. By 2 p.m., he was back on the House floor, casting a ballot for Rep. Hakeem Jefferies for speaker in the 13th round. Trone’s vote is a microcosm of the chaotic week that has transpired in Washington, D.C., as the 118th Congress attempted to convene on Tuesday but has since been unable to elect a House speaker.