gambling expansion

Jul 3, 2012

Republican delegate says he’d skip a special session

Some members of the House of Delegates’ Republican caucus were offended when reporters asked if they would skip a special legislative session held in May. But at least one member of the caucus says he’ll do just that if Gov. Martin O’Malley calls lawmakers back to expand the state’s casino program. “Gambling expansion does not […]

Jul 3, 2012

Eye Opener: House leaders discuss gambling

Even on a shortened holiday week, House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch is trying to figure out the gambling impasse in his chamber. The Baltimore Sun reports that Busch hosted House leadership in Annapolis Monday in an attempt to gauge how the full chamber would vote on legislation that would expand Maryland’s fledgling casino […]

Jun 22, 2012

Not all delegates oppose a Prince George’s casino

The gambling debate appears alive in Maryland, which must leave at least one member of the House of Delegates feeling better. Though delegates who were allowed a vote in the work group were unanimous in voting against the majority plan to allow a Prince George’s County casino and lower the tax rate on slot machines, […]

Jun 13, 2012

Eye Opener: Gambling market not over saturated, study says

A joint study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the state Department of Legislative Services found that Maryland could support a casino at National Harbor without adversely affecting business at the five casinos already approved in the state. Here’s a few other headlines to start the day: The Daily Record and others report that the Court of Appeals is […]

Jun 7, 2012

Baltimore lawmaker says city casino can compete with Maryland Live!

At the glitzy opening of the Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills, a Baltimore legislator said a future city casino would be able to compete with Hanover’s mega-facility. Del. Keith E. Haynes said Maryland Live! — about 11 miles south of a facility that could be built on Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium — […]

Jun 5, 2012

Harford casino not such a bad idea, expert says

Harford County Executive David R. Craig raised some eyebrows when, in a recent letter to the chairman of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gambling expansion work group, he suggested that his county be approved for a slots license. The group, led by Maryland Stadium Authority Chairman John W. Morton, is already studying the viability of creating a license […]

Jun 4, 2012

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

The podcast returns with a review of the first meeting of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gambling work group and a look ahead to what must happen before the legislature can debate the addition of a Prince George’s County slots license and the legalization of table games at all state casinos. We also preview Wednesday’s opening of […]

May 14, 2012

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

With the Maryland General Assembly set to convene a special legislative session to finish the fiscal year 2013 budget, the Eye on Annapolis Podcast returns to discuss what is — and isn’t — on the schedule for this overtime meeting of the legislature. We also discuss the future of gambling in Maryland and how the […]

Apr 20, 2012

Unions urge O’Malley, assembly leaders to expand gambling

Trade union leaders sent a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and the presiding officers of the General Assembly on Friday urging the trio to include an expansion of gambling in any revenue package considered in a special legislative session. The letter — addressed to O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House of […]

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