O’Malley, Busch, and Miller Discuss Possibility of Calling a Special Session

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Gov. Martin O’Malley met with House Speaker Michael E. Busch — and will meet with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr today — to discuss the possibility of Maryland’s legislature convening for a special session to address bills left lingering after the regular ol’ session came to an end last week, not the least of which being a tax package that would prevent $512 million in spending cuts from taking effect.

It’s unclear whether the three will be able to agree on the parameters of a special session. Busch would like the session to have a narrow focus, whereas Miller would prefer to address several bills that failed to beat the buzzer, including one that would allow a casino in Prince George’s County.

Let’s hope these three politicians — who are all in the same party, mind you — will be able to find a compromise. If they fail to agree to the terms of a special session, they won’t be able to blame Republican opposition. It’ll be all on them.

By the way, House Republicans will hold a news conference today to explain why taxes are bad.



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