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Jan 8, 2013

Gambling debate finished… for now

State lawmakers seem convinced that the issue can be put aside in the General Assembly session that begins Wednesday.

Nov 14, 2012

Eye Opener: Health group wants state to up cigarette tax

A few government and politics headlines.

Aug 15, 2012

General Assembly passes gambling bill

After days of intense bargaining behind closed doors in the State House, governor’s mansion and General Assembly office buildings, the legislature found the political will to allow an expansion of Maryland’s casino gambling program.

Aug 14, 2012

Senate president: Gambling debate ends tonight

The House of Delegates will push to pass a gambling expansion bill tonight. And the Senate will wait. ...

Aug 13, 2012

Eye Opener: Gambling debate moves to House

A House of Delegates committee will tackle expanded gambling Monday, and may not be able to move the bill to the full chamber until Tuesday. ...

Aug 9, 2012

Eye Opener: Special session is Miller time

The General Assembly's second special session gets underway this morning when the Senate convenes at 11:30 a.m. to consider an expansion of Maryland's casino gambling program. ...

Aug 3, 2012

Eye Opener: Internet gambling steals spotlight

House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, joked months ago that there'd one day be a slot machine on every corner. That may not be likely, but gambling could be in just about every household if the General Assembly decides to legalize Internet gambling. ...

Jul 23, 2012

Eye Opener: Small businesses not seeing slots revenue

With a final decision on whether the General Assembly will consider gambling expansion this summer apparently just days away, here's a few gambling-related headlines to start you out on Monday ...

Jul 20, 2012

Gambling bill still being prepared

Some expect the months-long casino gambling debate will be resolved next week, but Gov. Martin O’Malley has yet to produce a bill draft.

Jul 19, 2012

Special session boycott still on, delegate says

Updated, 12:25 p.m. Speaking to reporters in Baltimore, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday that lawmakers have a responsibility to return to Annapolis if a special session is called. He said having 188 members of the legislature return to work this summer is “not asking a lot” and that most “understand that they have an obligation … to show […]

Jul 6, 2012

Poll suggests gambling support in Baltimore, Prince George’s

Poll data released Thursday suggests solid support for expanding gambling among Baltimore and Prince George’s County residents, two groups that have been targeted by casino advocates in a series of radio and television ads. The poll, commissioned by National Harbor casino advocates, asks respondents questions about most components of a near-agreement on expanded gambling that […]

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