Governor Will Not Call Special Session for July 9

As reported by the Baltimore Sun,  the Governor has decided not to call a special session for the upcoming week to discuss the expansion of gambling after a workgroup convened failed to reach consensus on the  issue.

O’Malley said on Tuesday that his time line for calling a special session had “slipped” after a work group he convened to hash out details on the issue failed to reach a consensus. He said that he would wait until the end of this week to make the final call on a summer session.

Much of the governor’s focus this week has been on the aftermath of a rare derecho storm that plowed through the state, leaving hundreds of thousands out of power. Still, he met with House Speaker Michael E. Busch Tuesday evening to get a read on where House leaders stand on adding a new casino.

As reported by the Washington Post, the Governor will continue to seek consensus on a plan that could be enacted this summer.

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