After the end of the General Assembly session in Annapolis, Gov. Martin O'Malley (center) signs a bill into law Tuesday with Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch (right) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. in attendance. One new law gives Maryland first chance to buy the Preakness horse race to keep it in the state. (Associated Press)

After the end of the General Assembly session in Annapolis, Gov. Martin O'Malley (center) signs a bill into law Tuesday with Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch (right) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. in attendance. One new law gives Maryland first chance to buy the Preakness horse race to keep it in the state. (Associated Press)