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O’Malley Wants Two Special Sessions

April 26th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

After weeks of being unable to agree on when or if to hold a special session,  Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley this week  said two special legislative sessions may be needed to pass a budget deal and resolve gambling legislation. O'Malley met Tuesday morning with Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Lt. Governor. Anthony Brown to discuss calling a special session to pass a revenue package that would complete the budget lawmakers failed to pass during the 90-day legislature. The governor said his first priority is passing a budget before a May 23 Board of Public Works meeting, at which O'Malley must submit roughly $130 million in cuts to state spending — a deal struck in the eleventh hour of the General Assembly. But the governor said gambling deserves a chance to come to a vote before the House and Senate — perhaps in August as long as the budget and legislation that would expand gambling are separated in legislative debates. The gaming session could see the issue make it on the ballot as a referendum question this November…

One Response to “O’Malley Wants Two Special Sessions”

  1. April 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm, Joe said:

    I say if Gov. O`Malley spend more time on the budget this year and less time pushing Gay Union on, us Tax Payers would not have to Pay for Special Session,and in the Election we will undo O`Malleys Gay Union. GOD will show O`Malley that(THAT GOD HIMSELF IS STILL IN CONTROL) and not O`Malley, PRAISE GOD, and I don`t want to hear (CHURCH and STATE) cause O`Malley started this.


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