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Gov. Martin O'Malley announces the probable end to the tuition freeze, and the legislature returns with calls for less partisanship.

The big story Wednesday was the announcement of a likely "moderate tuition rise" in the state university system, reported in The Baltimore Sun. The (Salisbury) Daily Times carries the story by the AP's Brian Witte. Hayley Peterson has a version in the Washington Examiner, as do John Wagner and Aaron Davis in The Washington Post.

"No frivolity as Maryland legislative session begins," says The Daily Record, with reporting by Nick Sohr.

There are other opening day reports by Joanna Sullivan of the Baltimore Business Journal, Meg Tully in the Frederick News-Post, Erin Julius in The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail and Dave Collins at WBAL TV.

More than a thousand people gathered for another "tea party" tax protest outside the governor's mansion Wednesday night, The Sun reports.

"Soon-to-be-mayor" Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was a very visible presence in the legislative halls on Wednesday, as Julie Scharper reports in The Sun.

The Sun has nice portfolio of two dozen photos from opening day. The photo gallery in the Frederick News-Post has about a dozen photos of newly sworn Del. Charles Jenkins in various settings, along with a feature by Meg Tully.

The Herald-Mail also has a photo gallery, accompanied by an audio report.

Del. Pat McDonough is changing course again, and won't run for governor, but may go for Baltimore County executive, Bryan Sears reports at Patuxent.

Senate President Mike Miller hopes to pick up Republican-held seats with two Jims, Alan Brody reports in the Gazette--Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith and Del. Jim Mathias.

Liam Farrell in The (Annapolis) Capital writes about the partisan divides.

Adam Bednar in the Carroll County Times reports that the proposed liquor tax hike is not popular with the county delegation.

Check out even more links in the Post's First Click.

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