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Letter: Legislators need to question how Miller supported casino bill
I totally applaud the Leader's editorial on the "train wreck" of the 2012 General Assembly (April 12). Rather than congratulate themselves on what was passed, legislators need to question how Senator Miller, a known champion of gambling interests in Maryland, could manage to sabotage the process rather than see his precious casino bill go down. As President of the Senate, he should answer to a higher standard than that. I would almost rather see us live with the doomsday budget than to have legislators come back for more of Senator Miller's tactics. Many Marylanders, myself included, feel that it is premature to pave the way for a sixth casino, including table games, when the ones voted on in 2008 are not yet fully functional. On the other hand, if the issue goes to referendum, it will most likely pass because many voters will approve it just to be done with it. That's what Senator Miller and his friends in the gambling industry want.
April 17, 2012