Maryland legislators will be cutting their summer vacations short after Gov. Martin O'Malley announced a special session for Aug. 9 to address gambling questions left unanswered in the spring.
But after Mr. O'Malley
repeatedly urged state leaders to “put the issues behind us so we can
move forward,” some people are wondering whether the decision was a
It’s the second special session this summer — Mr. O'Malley
called the first one in mid-May to wrap up the budget — and the issues
of table game expansion at Maryland’s existing casinos and adding a
sixth casino in Prince George’s County were largely used as the reasons
why the General Assembly adjourned without passing a budget during the regular session.