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For Md. GOP, 90 percent of success is showing up
The General Assembly convenes Thursday for a special session on the expnsion of gambling, and at least one legislator — Del. Glen Glass of Harford and Cecil counties — has said he won't show up. There's no telling whether his fellow Republicans will join him in his boycott. The GOP, particularly in the House of Delegates, has opposed the push for a special session, both because of the expense involved and because they contend it is unlikely to produce well-thought-out legislation. Since an absence is the same as a no vote, they may be tempted to underscore their objections by leaving empty seats in the chamber.
August 7, 2012