Persistent bullying by the General Assembly’s Democratic super-majority hasn’t stripped a sense of humor from the House of Delegates’ Republican leader. Addressing the media hours after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday, Minority Leader Anthony ...Read More »
With about $21.4 million earned by Maryland’s top legislative lobbyists, there’s quite a bit that I couldn’t fit into a story about those earnings in Thursday’s paper. According to records published by the State Ethics Commission, 169 companies and organizations ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — It’s known as a “heavy lift” in legislative circles – the kind of bill that’s hard to round up votes for – and that’s exactly what the effort to expand gambling in Maryland is proving to be. The ...
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ANNAPOLIS — This year’s high-stakes gambling debate contributed to a big payday for top General Assembly lobbyists, who saw their earnings for the six-month period that includes the 2012 legislative session leap 38 percent year-over-year. Penn National Gaming Inc., operator ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — While state officials wrestle over a high-stakes, politically dangerous deal on expanded gambling, two of the state’s three operating casinos are watching their revenues decline. A work group considering expanded gambling could not agree on a reduction of ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The gambling issue may not be dead, as Gov. Martin O’Malley lashed out at House of Delegates leadership and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said a compromise could still be reached. Meanwhile, the lottery commission decided a Caesars ...Read More »
Ships set sale in city As the nearly 40 tall ships and naval vessels that filled Baltimore’s harbor for the last week departed earlier this week, area businesses continued to have something to celebrate: a boost to their bottom lines. ...Read More »
The Maryland State Lottery Commission unanimously decided Thursday that a Caesars Entertainment Corp.-led group is qualified for a Baltimore slot machine license, despite one investor’s questionable loan to an indicted former Detroit mayor who faces federal corruption charges. Dan Gilbert, ...
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Gov. Martin O’Malley’s work group considering expanded gambling couldn’t reach consensus Wednesday, likely preventing any special session on the topic this summer. Here’s what else is in the news today: The Frederick News-Post reports that a Frederick casino was never ...Read More »