Reading about the recently-concluded special session gave me an idea ("O'Malley faces political risks of tax increases," May 17). Seeing as how this session was called only after Gov.
Then, Governor O'Malley, Senator Miller, and Delegate Busch can just get together and decide what they want in the way of tax increases, fees, increased fines, increased tolls, expanded gambling, etc. and call a special session two or three times a year for two or three days at a time so the legislature can rubber stamp their desires. Think of how much money that would save. Plus, we wouldn't have to have all the rhetoric, debates, or filibusters to slow down the process.
If they wanted to save even more money, perhaps we could forget calling special sessions and just have the General Assembly members vote on the Internet. Same results and cheaper still. And the