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Author Archives: Nicholas Sohr

Rocky Gap debt by the numbers

Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort, the state-owned hotel, conference center and golf course property in Western Maryland, is $66 million in the hole and that debt has played a central role in efforts to find a casino developer to ...

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Maryland lawmakers support health care overhaul in Supreme Court fight

More than two dozen Maryland legislators have signed on to an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Act as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on President Obama’s signature piece of health care legislation. The 26 delegates and senators ...

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Maryland rejects Landow-led casino bid for Rocky Gap

ANNAPOLIS – The state Friday afternoon rejected a bid led by former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort. The move leaves Maryland with just one surviving application to ...

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Maryland Senate panel tackles ethics reform

As Maryland lawmakers consider sanctions against one of their own, a new committee of seven senators will be searching for ways to make the state’s ethics laws more open and transparent and toughen sanctions against lawmakers who break them. The ...

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Business leaders don’t see $800M for transportation

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland business leaders predicted Thursday that the General Assembly will not raise the $800 million for transportation projects that a commission called for last fall. Prominent business representatives have been among the most ardent and outspoken supporters of ...

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O’Malley floats 1-cent sales tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a 1-cent sales tax increase on Wednesday as another potential remedy to the state’s persistent and widespread money problems. The idea appeared to catch lawmakers off guard as they gathered in the State House ...

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Maryland begins 2012 legislative with big money issues on the table

Maryland’s lawmakers are back in Annapolis on Wednesday for the 430th legislative session. The General Assembly faces a host of major fiscal issues, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit and a push by powerful lawmakers and interest groups to raise more ...

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