July 17th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Governor Martin O'Malley is meeting with officials this week to talk about the potential for holding a special session to expand gambling in Maryland. The governor met with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Monday. O'Malley is scheduled to meet with House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller on Tuesday. Lawmakers have had difficulty reaching an agreement on how to expand gambling in the state to include table games like blackjack and allow a casino in Prince George's County. They are facing an Aug. 20 deadline to pass legislation to get a proposal on the ballot for voters to consider in November. The governor remains confident that an agreement can be reached and a special session conducted in the near future.