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Eye Opener: House leaders discuss gambling

House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel

Even on a shortened holiday week, House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch is trying to figure out the gambling impasse in his chamber.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Busch hosted House leadership in Annapolis Monday in an attempt to gauge how the full chamber would vote on legislation that would expand Maryland’s fledgling casino program.

A special session of the General Assembly would have to be called with enough time to pass legislation before an Aug. 20 deadline to put the expansion to the voters in a fall referendum.

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