Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (left) is joined by state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (second from left), House Speaker Michael E. Busch (second from right) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for a press conference to discuss the special legislative session beginning May 14, at the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)