Given the millions of dollars that are being spent by both sides of Question 7 on advertising, I might feel a whole lot better about either side's intent if they had held a press conference stating that instead of spending their millions on advertising, they decided to donate directly to our schools and to essential non-profits like Living Classrooms and Catholic Charities instead of just making the owners of the local TV stations even richer in this election year.
That kind of effort would impress me. It would put help directly where it's needed, which has been the great claim for state-run and supported gambling from it's inception. This whole process has been a hollow game that has already squandered millions of dollars that could have been put to very good use.
Mike Wicklein, BaltimoreCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun