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Tag Archives: Michael E. Busch

O’Malley signs gambling bill; referendum next (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — About 10 hours after the General Assembly adjourned its second special session in a marathon legislative season, Gov. Martin O’Malley praised a gambling expansion bill that he hopes will put an end to persistent legislative gridlock caused by the ...

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General Assembly passes gambling bill (access required)

After days of intense bargaining behind closed doors in the State House, governor’s mansion and General Assembly office buildings, the legislature found the political will to allow an expansion of Maryland’s casino gambling program.

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Baltimore delegate supporting expanded gambling (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Fissures may be developing in the previously united Baltimore delegation to the House of Delegates, whose chairman said last month that city lawmakers would stand together to oppose expanded gambling unless Baltimore receives a legislative goody bag. Del. ...

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Eye Opener: Internet gambling steals spotlight (access required)

House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, joked months ago that there'd one day be a slot machine on every corner. That may not be likely, but gambling could be in just about every household if the General Assembly decides to legalize Internet gambling. ...

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Republican leader to O’Malley: Where’s the gambling bill? (access required)

Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has been developing legislation that could expand gambling in Maryland for at least the last two weeks. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said last week he thought the draft bill would be ready by the first week of August. ...

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Busch mentions Internet gambling consideration

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch says the possibility of developing Internet gambling in the state will be under consideration in a special session next week. The speaker briefly noted the possibility in a memo sent to members of ...

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Special session could include pit bull bill (access required)

Next month’s special session of the General Assembly might allow legislators the chance to counteract a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that calls pit bulls inherently dangerous.

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Maryland Live owner warns state leaders of ‘oversaturation’

While officials representing potential National Harbor casino developer MGM Resorts International Inc. wore smiles behind Gov. Martin O’Malley as he announced a special legislative session on gambling, the operator of Maryland’s largest casino fumed.

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