Should the legislature avoid casinos in special session?

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Governor Martin O’Malley has said he will not call a special session of the General Assembly, which some see as necessary, until the Speaker of the House of Delegates Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller come to an agreement on what will be discussed and passed. Issue number one on the agenda of both Governor O’Malley and Speaker Busch is the tax package required to accompany the budget in order to prevent a wave of deep cuts to spending that will hit education the hardest. However Senate President Mike Miller and Prince George’s Executive Rushern Baker are pushing for the legislation to build a casino at National Harbor to be included as well. Disagreement over the casino legislation is being blamed for holding up the budget and many people, including supporters of the casino like Del. Justin Ross, say they aren’t sure it should be dealt with in the special session.

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