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Gambling study: Maryland can handle 6th casino if table games OK’d

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s gambling market can absorb a sixth casino — and already-approved facilities will make more money — if the state also legalizes table games, according to a joint study by state fiscal analysts and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A casino at ...

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Lawmakers meet to hash out budget differences

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and legislative staff are hoping to iron out differences in budgets passed by the state Senate and House of Delegates by midweek. A committee of legislators began meeting Monday morning and resolved some preliminary differences in ...

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Number of tax credits to be reviewed cut at request of auditors

ANNAPOLIS — The number of tax credits available for review under a Senate plan was cut to one-quarter the original total because the department that would conduct fiscal analysis of those credits was unsure how hefty the workload would be. ...

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Senate could OK capital budget by Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate could approve a capital spending plan as early as Thursday, including money that is allocated for a proposed expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center and infrastructure improvements at the National Aquarium. The Senate gave its preliminary ...

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Week in review: 3/9/12

State approves I-95 plaza deal The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday, with Comptroller Peter Franchot dissenting, to approve a disputed contract with Areas USA to renovate the Maryland House and the Chesapeake House on Interstate 95 to make them ...

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Analyst: ‘Doomsday Budget’ would cost 500 state jobs

ANNAPOLIS — Hundreds of state jobs would be eliminated and agencies would face across-the-board budget cuts should the Maryland Senate choose to pass a so-called “Doomsday Budget,” according to the state’s director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the ...

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