Maryland General Assembly Not Considering Sports Betting This Year

Plus: School bus involved in Germantown collision; Senate votes to decrease Kirwan Commission funding

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Maryland General Assembly not considering sports betting this year

No vote will be held on the topic this year, pushing potential legalization of sports gambling to at least 2021. Gambling legislation would requiring changing the state constitution, which would then require a public referendum, according to the office of Attorney General Brian K. Frosh. The 2020 statewide elections would then be the earliest opportunity for that sort of procedure. [Washington Post]

School bus involved in Germantown collision

Multiple vehicles, including a bus, collided on Mateny Road and Great Seneca Highway around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday. Several people were injured. [WUSA9]

Senate votes to decrease Kirwan Commission funding

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee unanimously accepted a plan that allots $225 million for the commission’s main goals next year, primarily pay raises and expanded kindergarten. “…We’ve got to be able to pay for it responsibly,” Budget and Taxation Chair Nancy J. King (D-Montgomery) said. “So I really think this is a good move for our committee to make.” [Maryland Matters]

Today’s weather

Temperatures in the upper 60s with rain showers starting in the early afternoon.

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