Two Special Sessions a Possibility

Following a meeting of Governor O’Malley, Senate President Mike Miller, and House Speaker Mike Busch this morning, it has been reported that two special sessions are possible;  one to finalize the FY 2013 budget and the other on gambling legislation.  From the Washington Post article:

House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) said lawmakers could return in mid-May for a special session to pass a revenue package similar to the one that collapsed in the final hours of the General Assembly’s 90-day session.

State House aides said O’Malley also floated the idea of a second special session devoted to a possible gambling expansion. A bill that died on the session’s final day called for a statewide referendum on allowing a Prince George’s County casino and Las Vegas-style table games at the state’s five existing slots venues.

If a second session occurs, it would be later in the summer following a consultant study assessing the impact of a Prince George’s County casino on other locations.

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