House Speaker Michael Busch
A special workgroup in the House of Delegates has been formed to study the regional strengths and opportunities in the Baltimore region.
The owner of Maryland’s largest casino has met with House Speaker Michael Busch to discuss the potential expansion of gambling in the state.
Gov. Martin O’Malley strongly criticized House of Delegates leaders for balking at a work group consensus on the issue while the House speaker said his chamber’s representatives had strong feelings about lowering the state’s tax on casino proceeds.
Representatives of Las Vegas casino and hotel operator MGM are meeting with Maryland officials about plans for a potential casino near the nation’s capital.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to meet with the Legislature’s presiding officers about holding a special session.