By GUY FLETCHER
ANNAPOLIS - What a difference a year makes.
Last year, members of Washington County's delegation to the General Assembly agonized over controversial tip jar gaming legislation, passage of which took the entire 90 days of the session.
This year there will be no bill.
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has vowed to veto any gambling laws. Even though the county bill likely would have been relatively minor, and not aimed at expanding gambling, delegation members said any piece of gaming legislation would be in trouble this year.
"I think we're all of the same opinion the governor has made it very clear where he is on this issue," said Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, who chairs the county delegation.