O'Malley says Two Special Sessions Possible in Annapolis

Apr 25, 2012


           There could be two special legislative sessions in Annapolis this year.

            One would deal with a revenue package that would avoid a half a billion in drastic spending cuts while another would focus the expansion of gambling in the state.

            Governor Martin O’Malley told reporters yesterday that both of these issues deserve a hearing and some resolution.

            O’Malley said that the $500 million in cuts that would be triggered by the failure to increase the income tax could have a dramatic impact in education.

            As for gambling a referendum would be required to allow table games like blackjack or a new casino in Prince George’s county.

            Neither was addressed in the waning hours of the 90 day legislative session that ended earlier this month.