The Sun's headline "Gambling expansion remains in limbo" (July 7) and the accompanying story on efforts to hold a special session on gambling this summer quoted the governor as saying he will "continue to look for a consensus." That could mean holding a special session at which lawmakers would vote on proposals to authorize a sixth casino in Maryland and allow table games such as poker at all six.
Yet the Maryland Constitution, Article II, Section 16 states "the Governor shall convene the Legislature, or Senate alone, on extraordinary occasions." What in the world makes anyone think that voting on a sixth casino and allowing table games is extraordinary? Why not wait until the regular session in 2013 to start the debates?