ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The longest-serving delegate in the Maryland House, Hattie Harrison, has died.
House Speaker Michael Busch announced Harrison's death late Monday night. The Baltimore Democrat was 84.
Harrison was the first African American woman to chair a legislative committee in the General Assembly. She chaired the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee for 33 years. The panel considers proposals on the rules, organization and procedures of the House and the General Assembly.
Harrison was first elected to the state's House of Delegates in 1973.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is set to take up a measure that would pave the way for expanded gambling in the state.
The House is scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. Tuesday to consider allowing table games such as blackjack at casinos, and to permit a new casino site in Prince George's County.
The House Ways and Means Committee voted Monday night to reduce taxes for the operators of a new Anne Arundel County casino and a planned one in Baltimore. The move is aimed at offsetting the economic impact of a future Prince George's casino near Washington.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic leaders in the Maryland House of Delegates are scheduled to discuss a push to expand gambling in Maryland.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Annapolis.
House Speaker Michael Busch met for about two hours on Tuesday with David Cordish, the owner of Maryland's largest casino, who does not want a casino to be allowed in Prince George's County, because he believes it will seriously hurt his business.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of offshore wind will be highlighting its benefits as the House of Delegates nears a vote on a measure to develop it in Maryland.
A coalition of supporters is scheduled to talk on Friday about how the measure could help minority-owned businesses in the state. They also will be discussing health benefits they say will result from reducing air pollution.
The House of Delegates could vote on the bill as soon as Friday.