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A flurry of activity is expected in the days leading up to the start of a special session called by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) to address the state's looming $1.7 billion budget shortfall.

O'Malley plans to meet behind closed doors today with House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert). Lobbying of individual lawmakers will continue, and details of O'Malley's slots plan could emerge before the session begins next Monday.

O'Malley is also scheduled to make several public appearances, including one before the Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The club meets at Takoma Park Middle School at 7611 Piney Branch Road.


* Montgomery County Council members continue to discuss revisions to growth rules. Today, both the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, meeting at 9:45 a.m., and the Management and Fiscal Policy Committee, meeting at 1:30 p.m., will consider rule revisions. On Tuesday, the full council is expected to take up the issue, though no final decision is expected. All meetings are at the council office building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville.


The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum for candidates in the Nov. 6 election from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, adjacent to Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Road.

The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation and the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Second Annual International Economic Summit on through Tuesday. This year's Summit will focus on Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 22, 2007; 5:21 AM ET
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The budget "shortfall"" is in a base budget that is 8.5% larger than the one that is balanced until the end of June, 2008.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | October 22, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

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