Monday, October 29, 2012
Republican legislators angry at failure to release gambling data
October 29, 2012 at 7:26 am
House Minority Leader Tony O’Donnell speaks during special session.
By Len Lazarick
Republican legislators are riled up that data they asked for months ago on the proposed expansion of gambling has still not been handed over to them by the Department of Legislative Services.
Since June, Del. Susan Krebs and House Minority Leader Tony O’Donnell have asked for all the information supplied by PricewaterhouseCoopers that was used by legislative analysts to recommend a sixth casino in Prince George’s County.
But all the GOP leaders have gotten so far is a copy of a $61,730 bill from Pricewaterhouse showing charges of $448 an hour to $793 an hour, and some correspondence explaining the working relationship between the consultants and the Legislative Services staff. Other documents and emails are being reviewed by Assistant Attorney General Bonnie Kirkland, who said she could release some of the documents “soon.”
“I’ve never gotten a formal response from any of the formal inquiries that I’ve made,” O’Donnell said. “They just ignore you.” O’Donnell wrote to House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch on Aug. 13 and again on Oct. 17, asking for the material.
Consultant’s data called proprietary … http://marylandreporter.com/2012/10/29/republican-legislators-angry-at-failure-to-release-gambling-data/
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