- A senior member of the House of Delegates leadership said Wednesday that Gov. Martin O'Malley is likely to call a special session to deal with the issue of expanded gambling in the next couple of days.
- With only three days remaining in the General Assembly's session, House leaders plan to scrap a Senate plan that would expand gambling in Maryland and write a substantially new bill — a move that could doom any effort to approve a sixth casino in the state this year.
- Just three weeks ago, local elected officials were hailing the Prince George's County Delegation's vote to support a bill that would authorize the county to require retailers to charge a fee for disposable bags as a sign it would pass through the General Assembly. But on Saturday, March 24, the House Environmental Matters Committee voted 12-11 to kill the bill.
- A controversial program that lets U.S. Immigration and Customs officials check the citizenship status of arrestees booked in jail will be expanded to include Baltimore despite objections from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and immigration advocates.