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Major issues still on table as General Assembly hits home stretch

ANNAPOLIS - Legislation on the budget, a teacher pension shift, casino gambling, wind farming and transportation infrastructure funding all were in limbo Friday, as the General Assembly prepared to wrap up for 2012. With the legislative session set to end Monday, legislators plan to put in overtime on Saturday as they attempt to tackle these issues -- the largest being the state's budget. "You know we don't have a budget folks," said Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Miller Jr.to the Senate on Thursday. "Conferees are having a very difficult time." While the budget conference committee, comprised of delegates and senators, was close to reaching consensus on...

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