The 439th session of Maryland’s General Assembly begins today at noon. How will the large influx of new legislators change the dynamic? Will bills that were blocked before now become law? WYPR statehouse reporter Rachel Baye and Maryland Matters politics reporter Danielle Gaines tee up the issues, from education funding and sports betting … to police training and immigrant’s rights...Plus, lawmakers are once again expected to debate whether to increase the minimum wage. Baye says they may consider phasing in an increase, or an increase that varies in different parts of the state.