On Wednesday, Gov. Martin O'Malley said it was his "hope" to share a draft casino expansion bill with the Baltimore city House delegation by today. It appears those hopes have been dashed.
O'Malley spokeswoman Raquel Guillory said putting the bill together is proving "complicated" and a draft would not be released after all. She did not give a new date.
She also downplayed rumors that a date for the special session has been determined. "First we need a bill, then we can set a date," Guillory said. The governor is supporting a plan to add a sixth casino and table games at all of the state's gambling locations.
Del. Curt Anderson, the chairman of the Baltimore delegation, said that he has not heard from the Administration today.
The city delegation has expressed considerable skepticism about expanding the state's gambling program to include a sixth casino. They met with O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and House Speaker Michael E. Busch last week.
The group is planning an other delegation meeting in Baltimore this coming Wednesday -- ostensibly to discuss the promised draft legislation.