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Table games amendment introduced in House

ANNAPOLIS —- With an eye toward generating revenue and staying competitive with surrounding states, Del. Frank S. Turner, D-Howard, introduced a bill Wednesday to eventually amend Maryland’s gaming laws and allow sites awarded slots licenses to operate table games. The ...

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Rail stimulus money: Boost for Md. or ‘insult’?

WASHINGTON — While Maryland politicians are praising the $70 million in stimulus dollars the state received for high-speed rail improvements, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, Rep. John Mica of Florida, called Maryland’s share “peanuts” and “an insult.” ...

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Md. wants help with snow costs

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s congressional delegation is encouraging President Barack Obama to loosen the purse strings on federal funding to cover the toll December’s record-breaking snowstorm took on public resources. The state’s senators and congressmen signed a letter to Obama Wednesday ...

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Mental health advocates rally for alcohol tax

ANNAPOLIS – More than 300 health providers, policy makers, and citizens concerned or affected by mental illness rallied on Lawyer’s Mall Wednesday afternoon protesting any further cuts in the mental health budget and supporting a bill that would tax alcohol ...

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