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Maryland lawmakers convene for session

ANNAPOLIS— Maryland lawmakers are gathering for their annual 90-day legislative session.

The session begins Wednesday at noon in Annapolis.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, and the two presiding officers of the General Assembly are scheduled to talk about the session during an annual early morning radio interview on WEAA-FM.

O’Malley is expected to make a big push to invest in infrastructure in this year’s capital budget in hopes of spurring job growth.

Lawmakers also will grapple with legalizing gay marriage, after the bill failed last year. O’Malley is also considering gas tax proposals and an increase in the state’s flush tax, a $30 annual fee on sewer bills.

Legislation to expand gambling to include table games like blackjack also is expected to be a high-profile issue.

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