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That’s two weekends in a row the House has been held late:

Voters are likely to get the final say on whether to welcome slot-machine gambling to Maryland, following passage early this morning of legislation by the House of Delegates that provides details of a plan to place 15,000 machines at five locations around the state.

The 71 to 44 vote, which came at 1:40 a.m., was the second action needed to execute a proposal by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to hold a referendum next November on legalizing slots at venues in Baltimore and Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil and Worcester counties.

And even then the didn’t adjourn until closer to 2.

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Once again I ask, is there any reason to hold these votes in the middle of the night if the legislative leadership has nothing to hide?


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