BALTIMORE STANDING TOGETHER: Watch town hall Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on WJZ, as leaders address issues the city is facing.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — House Speaker Michael Busch says he doesn’t see the need to approve legislation to expand table games at gambling facilities this year.

Busch underscored to reporters on Tuesday that any expansion of games like blackjack and roulette must be approved by Maryland voters. The soonest that can happen is November 2012.

That means lawmakers will have an entire session next year to approve additional gambling legislation.

Busch, D-Anne Arundel, says he’s not opposed to entertaining ideas that come forward. However, he says lawmakers in both the House and Senate would benefit from carefully considering the proposals over the summer, along with input from the governor’s office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE