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Green for the gov, slots updates

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters is, as this post is being written, announcing its endorsement of Gov. Martin O’Malley in his reelection campaign.

The group, founded in 1979, focuses on environmental issues and each year grades legislators on how green their voting records are.

O’Malley already has competition in the Democratic primary — former Maryland veterans affairs Secretary George W. Owings III launched his campaign earlier this month. Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is also mulling a rematch. He told The Daily Record on the opening day of the legislative session that he would make a decision in the next month or two.

O’Malley topped Ehrlich, the first Republican governor in a generation, in the 2006 election.

Later today, the state slots commission will give an update on the status of outstanding slots licenses. The commission last month tossed a proposal from the Baltimore City Entertainment Group and decided to rebid the city’s license. The commission must also find a developer for a casino near Rocky Gap.