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Special Session On Expanded Gambling

July 31st, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Now that a special session on expanded gambling in Maryland has been scheduled- the issue now is whether there are enough votes in the house and senate to approve a bill that could be put before the voters by way of referendum question on the November ballot. The session, set to begin August 9th, was announced Friday morning by Governor Martin O’Malley.  House Speaker Michael Busch said that he can’t say for certain he has the 71 votes needed to pass this bill- but he is confident…

Since voters must approve any gambling expansion, gambling supporters, including Senate President Mike Miller wanted lawmakers to approve a bill during the regular session. The Senate approved a bill, but the House did not. Miller said that while he expects some debate, ultimately the bill will get senate approval next month…

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