The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Health Security has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant to support work on strengthening health security and public health preparedness. The center announced the grant from the Open Philanthropy Project in a statement Wednesday. The grant will also support work on preventing and preparing […]
A few government and politics headlines for Wednesday.
The Board of Contract Appeals dismissed two appeals of the license for a future Baltimore casino Tuesday, untying the latest knot in the casino license's litigious history.
Revenue at the Maryland Live casino at Arundel Mills mall propelled the state’s casino program to its second consecutive record revenue month, but the success of the state’s largest casino continues to come at the expense of a competitor 50 miles north.
The Video Lottery Terminal Location Commission — more commonly known as the slots commission — has announced that it will meet July 31. The biggest ticket item on the agenda? The award of the license for a downtown Baltimore casino, for which only CBAC Gaming LLC — a group headed by Caesars Entertainment Corp. — […]
Thursday was something of a split doubleheader for Dan Gilbert. The Maryland State Lottery Commission approved CBAC Gaming for a Baltimore slot machine license. Gilbert is an investor in CBAC Gaming, which plans to build a casino on Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium. However, later on Thursday night, the Miami Heat finished off the […]
ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore’s delegation chairman in the House of Delegates opened the General Assembly’s final day with some political hardball Monday, vowing to oppose the Senate’s new gambling expansion plan without protections for the planned city casino and restoration of planning money for the convention center-arena-hotel project. Del. Curt S. Anderson, a Democrat, said the […]
The development group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. will unveil on Monday its proposal for a Baltimore casino just south of the city’s professional sports stadiums. Key figures in the group are scheduled to tour the Russell Street sites with the state’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission before detailing plans for an entertainment venue built […]
A collection of minority groups is protesting changes the state made to requirements for casino developers eyeing the gaming license up for grabs in Baltimore. Last month, the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission stripped explicit minority business enterprise benchmarks from the request for casino proposals. Instead, the state will work with developers to set goals […]
Baltimore City offered would-be casino developers new financial incentives to bid on the city’s lone gaming license on Wednesday. The changes approved by the Board of Estimates include the diversion of up to $6 million in slot machine tax revenue to reimburse the developer for infrastructure improvements and a delay in payments due to the […]
Hopkins dorm tower tops out Completion of the top-floor framing of a 20-story, $60 million student residence tower north of Johns Hopkins Hospital was celebrated late last week by Hopkins administrators and East Baltimore Development Inc. officials. The tower replaces a block of rowhouses that were demolished after residents were relocated. Md. Public Defender fires 5 […]