State Roundup, October 31, 2012

Gov. O’Malley says Maryland was “spared the worst,” despite onslaught of rain, wind and snow and subsequent power outages; early voting extended through Friday, with longer hours as well; Goucher poll finds marriage equality, gambling expansion and Dream Act ahead; gambling expansion proponents tout police, fire unions and NAACP support; and Prince George’s DCC chair wants to fill Del. Alston’s seat.