O'Malley Calls Special Session to Expand Gambling Avert 'Moving Forward' Over Fiscal Cliff Of Progressive Making
- Post 27 July 2012
- By Copy Editor
Martin O'Malley today, desperate for a solution to his fiscal ignorance and prolific spending propensities to satisfy public unions, called for a special session of the Maryland General Assembly to expand gambling to help fill state coffers. "By acting now, we have an opportunity to secure an additional $100 million in new revenue for Maryland's #1 in the nation public schools," O'Malley said wistfully.
Maryland House Minority Leader Anthony J. O’Donnell and Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio are crying foul.
“We regret the Governor’s decision to hold a Special Session on gambling. As we have said before, the harrowing pressure cooker of a get-it-done-quick special session is not the place to debate an issue as complex as the expansion of gaming in Maryland. There will be little to no time for public comment, and as we saw in the closed-door meetings of the gaming workgroup, transparency will be nonexistent. Moreover, the image of Democratic leaders flanked by organized labor and Las Vegas gambling interest should be chilling to anyone who believes in honest and open government. This Special Session may serve the interests of the Governor’s national aspirations and his new special friends, but it does not serve the interests of the citizens of Maryland.”