Get Your Legislative News Fix on Twitter

The Maryland General Assembly session kicked off today. I wanted to get a feel for what was going on down the street at the State House, without leaving my warm office. So I did what I always do. I logged in to Twitter.

If you are a Twitter user, and you’re interested in what goes on in Annapolis, here are a few journalists you should consider following. 

Maryland Chamber of Commerce @MDChamber Okay, so I’m no journalist, but if you aren’t following the Chamber on Twitter yet, what are you waiting for?

Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) & Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz) What legislative stories will be in tomorrow’s Baltimore Sun? Follow Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz to find out. Both offer a great mix of news updates and interesting asides.

Joanna Sullivan (@joannasullivan), Scott Graham (@csgraham), Scott Dance (@ssdance) and Emily Mullin (@emilymullin) Looking for more of a business focus, the Baltimore Business Journal has quite a few staffers using Twitter.  Follow them for updates about issues like business taxes, regulation, health insurance and more.

Robert Lang (@Reporterroblang) Lang covers Annapolis for WBAL radio. His tweets often include links to reports with audio snippets from legislators, like this one from today.

Bryan Sears (@BPSears) A must follow for anyone who lives in Baltimore County, Sears is the Assistant Regional Editor and Baltimore County Government and Politics Reporter for Patch.com. In addition to news from Annapolis, you’ll get updates on county government and politics.

Capital News Service (@CNSmd) The student-staffed news wire service operated by the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism. They do a great job of tweeting legislative news and live-tweeting special events and hearings. 

MarylandReporter.com (@MDReporter) A great source for Maryland government and political coverage, and I love the daily news roundup

I’m sure I’ve left off a few. Leave any recommendations in the comments, or email them to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

In addition, I’ll put together another post soon about some of my favorite state lawmakers to follow on Twitter.

About Will Burns

Communications Director
Maryland Chamber of Commerce