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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Former state senator resigns from slots commission

Robert Neall, a former state legislator, resigned from his post on the state slots commission last week, Chairman Donald C. Fry said Friday. Neall’s wife, Marta Harting, works for the Baltimore law firm Venable, which represents the Arundel Mills shopping ...

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Slots commissioner pushes for table games

A member of the state slots commission said Friday that now is the time to look at expanding the state’s fledgling gaming industry to allow table games at casinos to make Maryland competitive in the Mid-Atlantic gaming arms race. “We’re ...

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Senators question DBED over loan fund

Tucked into the raft of economic development and job creation initiatives on the table this year in Annapolis is a relatively innocuous looking bill that would shake up a small business loan program run by the Department of Business and ...

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O’Malley unveils $32.1 billion budget

Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his $32.1 billion budget proposal Tuesday afternoon, highlighting a range of cost-cutting measures cobbled together to bridge the fiscal chasm between projected state revenues and expenses. “These are difficult times, but then again, I also have ...

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Liquor and wine up; beer and cigarettes down in FY2009

The Comptroller Peter Franchot’s recent report on beer, wine, liquor and cigarette sales in the state yields some interesting tidbits, especially on a Friday morning when some people are looking ahead at a three-day weekend. Marylanders consumed slightly less beer ...

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O’Donnell: Congressional run rumors unfounded

Del Anthony J. O’Donnell, the top Republican in the Maryland House of Delegates, said Tuesday he’s staying put, rumors swirling about a run for Congress are false. “The reports of my demise by committing political suicide are greatly exaggerated,” said ...

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