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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will call a special session of the General Assembly between Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 to discuss a sixth casino and allowing table games in the state.
A special General Assembly session to discuss a potential casino in Prince George's County and statewide table games is not off the table, but some General Assembly members were unwilling to gamble on the final outcome of Gov. Martin O'Malley's efforts to resolve the gambling issues.
The chances of Maryland lawmakers spending next week in a special session shrank more on Thursday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley continued to focus his attention on the weather and fellow legislators remained as much in the dark about plans as some of their constituents did in their homes.
Maryland congressional redistricting plans separate from Gov. Martin O'Malley's map will be considered on their own at a hearing in next week's special session — not only as amendments to the governor's proposal, aides to the presiding officers of the General Assembly said Friday.
The new Maryland congressional map recommended by a governor-appointed panel would give Democrats a strong chance of unseating Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and extending their political advantage in the state, observers said Tuesday.
ANNAPOLIS — A low-level state employee is to blame for a disparity in state records that has led to a lawsuit seeking to invalidate billions of dollars in tax increases passed in the recent special General Assembly session, spokeswomen for the Democrat-controlled Assembly said yesterday.
"I think the speaker and governor will do what they can to get the bill out of the special session," Ms. Hughes said.
About 30 people attended, she said.