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No Special Session On Gambling Expansion This Week

July 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley won’t call a special session to take up gambling expansion this week because lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement.  Although state officials were distracted last week by a powerful storm that created widespread power outages for days, the delay on calling a special session is creating doubt about whether table games like blackjack and a sixth casino will be on the ballot in November for voters to have the final say. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O’Malley, said that the administration would “continue to seek consensus.” O’Malley, who convened a work group of House and Senate members as well as administration officials to explore gambling expansion, had earlier mentioned the week of July 9 as the targeted timeframe for a special session, if lawmakers could agree…

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