Maryland’s House of Delegates has set a date to convene for a special session on gambling.
Maryland lawmakers may still be able to reach a consensus that would put expanded gambling on the November ballot and potentially put hundreds of millions of dollars in the state education fund.
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.
Maryland lawmakers have been appointed to a task force to study the impact of a court ruling by the state’s highest court on pit bulls.
The ice may be cracking in the House/Senate stalemate that ended the 2012 legislative session. Governor Martin O’Malley met with the leaders of both chambers Tuesday morning.
Under the ax. Millions of dollars in state budget cuts take effect July 1 unless the General Assembly agrees on a plan to raise taxes.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to meet with the General Assembly’s presiding officers to discuss a special session on the budget.
On Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Busch will become the longest-serving speaker in Maryland history.
The presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly will be giving a forecast for the legislative session that starts next week.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has created a committee to draft a legislative and congressional redistricting plan for the state.
House Speaker Michael Busch says he doesn’t see the need to approve legislation to expand table games at gambling facilities this year.