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The amended bill, passed by a 78-61 vote, will go back to the Senate and possibly a conference committee.
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The bill that increases the gasoline tax by as much as 20 cents by 2016 now heads to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his signature.
A preliminary vote in the full Maryland Senate could be scheduled as early as Friday.
The final debate on the bill turns contentious amidst accusations that House Speaker Michael Busch cut short the debate and opportunity to vote.
Senate President's plan would raise $300 million through a sales tax on gasoline and would allow local governments to impose a 5 cent tax.
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National Hurricane Center forecasters caution the public to not underestimate Hurricane Sandy based on its storm category or projections on where it will come ashore.
Federal officials say the slow moving storm will cause problems over large part of the East Coast through the middle of the week.
Senate adopts gaming bill amended by the House but ends the session without bringing dog bite litigation bill to the floor for a vote.
"Concerns are everywhere," said Del. Frank Turner, chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Gaming Law and Regulation.
Governor says 56-page bill "will create predictability in the marketplace" while protecting local and city aid and giving Prince George's County the ability to decide if it wants a sixth slots venue in its county.
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