ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of the House of Delegates say a measure to expand gambling in Maryland will have to be significantly altered to earn approval of their chamber.
Delegate Frank Turner, who leads a subcommittee that will examine the proposal, said Tuesday that the House needs to make “major changes” to the bill.READ MORE: Trump Administration Officials To Testify On Jan. 6 Riot
The proposal would create a sixth Maryland casino and legalize table games.
If the chamber rejects the measure, Turner, a Howard County Democrat, says the House could offer up other legislation, like a bill to simply legalize table games.READ MORE: Maryland Democrats Launch New Accountability Project For Governor Larry Hogan
Turner and House members say they don’t think the state will get enough money from the expansion.
Turner says the subcommittee won’t issue a vote on the legislation until later this week. The legislature has until Monday to pass bills.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, City Officials Will Give COVID Update At 2 p.m.
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