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Maryland Leadership Sets Possible Date for Second Special Session




    Maryland's legislative leadership announced a possible date for a special session to consider the expansion of gambling.

    Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said Monday evening that if a work group reaches a consensus, a special session will be held the week of July 9.

    The Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion will study the issue and may propose legislation that the General Assembly could consider at the special session.

    John Morton III, a business and financial services executive, will chair the work group. Its first meeting will take place June 1, with additional meetings set for June 12 and June 20.