July 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley met for about 90 minutes Tuesday morning with legislative leaders on the prospect of a special legislative session to expand gambling. The meeting ended without lawmakers coming to an agreement. Both House Speaker Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller agreed that even though there is still no concensus, it was a productive meeting. No additional meetings are scheduled. O’Malley says the window of opportunity is creeping toward a close for a special session before an August deadline to approve ballot language for voters to get the final say in November, if lawmakers approve legislation. He says that there are some lawmakers who would prefer to not return to Annapolis for another special session, but rather tackle the issue in January.