Md. House will arrive a day later for special session

The Maryland House of Delegates won’t convene for a special session on expanded gambling until next Friday, one day after the session is set to begin.


House Speaker Michael E. Busch. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

The bill that Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will introduce is expected to allow a new casino in Prince George’s County and Las Vegas-style style table games at the state’s existing slots locations.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert) has indicated his chamber will convene Thursday, with the hope of taking action on the gambling bill by Friday.

Busch’s memo Friday also confirmed that lawmakers will consider a bill related to the state’s recent high-court ruling on the liability associated with pit bulls.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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