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Turner ending run as gambling panel chair
Turner ending run as gambling panel chair

Del. Frank S. Turner, who has headed the House subcommittee that deals with gambling the past five years, will leave that post to become vice chairman of the full Ways & Means Committee, the Howard County Democrat confirmed Thursday. House Speaker Michael E. Busch is expected to make that announcement, along with other committee changes, Friday. Turner, a five-term veteran who played a central role in the House's passage of a landmark gambling expansion bill last summer, said the time had come to give up the chairmanship of the financial resources subcommittee. After the General Assembly approved the legislation in a special session last August, the voters upheld it in a...