Tag Archives: Ways and Means Committee

House amendments on gambling bill would cost state $32M per year

ANNAPOLIS — A decision by a House of Delegates panel to further cut taxes on two Maryland casino owners would leave the state with $32 million less by fiscal year 2017 when compared to the bill that passed the Senate ...

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Baltimore delegate supporting expanded gambling

ANNAPOLIS — Fissures may be developing in the previously united Baltimore delegation to the House of Delegates, whose chairman said last month that city lawmakers would stand together to oppose expanded gambling unless Baltimore receives a legislative goody bag. Del. ...

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Deferring slots tax decision was Senate’s idea first

Gov. Martin O'Malley may have taken a step toward gaining support for expanded gambling when he floated the idea of separating a reduction in the slots tax rate from a bill ...

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Assembly adjourns with austere budget; gambling bill dies

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 regular session staggered to a contentious close at midnight Monday with a “doomsday budget” in place that would have to be balanced with more than $500 million in spending cuts. Caught behind the ...

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Lines drawn on gambling bill

The Senate’s presiding officer said Thursday that a bill to expand gambling in Maryland would either include a sixth casino license for a facility in Prince George’s County or there would be no gambling expansion this year. Senate President Thomas ...

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O’Malley pitches gas tax to legislative committees

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley warned that failing to enact his gas tax proposal could mean added costs to the state and more traffic congestion. O’Malley, a Democrat, testified before committees in the House of Delegates and Senate on ...

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