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  • Political Notebook: Unanimous vote on county budget possible for first time in years

    The Howard County Council's lone Republican member, Greg Fox, has voted against the county budget every year since he and the other four members started serving together in late 2006. This year, that streak may be broken. "There's a chance I might...
  • O'Malley names panel to study gambling expansion

    Gov. Martin O'Malley named an 11-member work group Monday night to study a possible expansion of gambling in Maryland and announced that if the group can reach consensus he would call a special session July 9 to vote on casino legislation. O'Malley...
  • O'Malley's slots gamble

    O'Malley's slots gamble
    Our biggest concerns about the push to expand gambling at the end of this spring's regular session of the General Assembly were that there had been insufficient public debate about all of the changes slots boosters wanted to institute and that there was...
  • No Prince George's legislators named to state gambling group

    Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Mike Busch each picked three representatives to a state work group that will consider gambling expansion, but neither one selected legislators fromPrince George's County, the proposed location for a sixth...
  • Harford executive seeks a casino

    Harford County Executive David Craig says he wants the county to be considered as a future casino gambling site. Craig sent a letter Monday to the chairman of the governor's recently appointed work group to consider gaming expansion that was created in...
  • Harford County Executive David Craig's gaming letter

    The following letter was sent Monday by Harford County Executive David Craig to John Morton III, chairman of a group appointed by the governor to study gaming expansion in Maryland: Chairman Morton, It is my understanding that Governor O'Malley has...
  • Craig wants Harford considered for casino site

     Harford County Executive David R. Craig has asked a work group appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to consider allowing a casino to open in that jurisdiction despite the proximity of an existing slots parlor in neighboring Cecil County. Craig,...
  • Craig asks panel to consider Harford for casino site

    Harford County Executive David R. Craig has asked a state work group studying gambling expansion to consider Harford as a casino site despite the proximity of an existing slots parlor in neighboring Cecil County. Craig, a Republican considered likely...
  • Gambling panel to get consultant's numbers

    A task force on a possible expansion of gambling is scheduled to receive projections Tuesday from the state's consultants on the likely impact of allowing a sixth casino in Maryland while permitting table games. The answers the panel receives from the...
  • Casino work group meets behind closed doors

    Members of Gov. Martin O'Malley's work group on expanding gambling are meeting today behind shut doors in the House office building in Annapolis. The group convened a little after 11 a.m. -- and members were mum on what was on the agenda. The next...
  • Gambling work group meets in private, makes folks wait

    The work group set up by Gov.Martin O'Malleyto try to reach a consensus on whether to expand gambling in Maryland is continuing to meet behind closed doors as a Who's Who of the state's lobbying corp cools their heels outside a House committee room...
  • Gambling panel fails to reach consensus

    A state panel considering whether to expand gambling in Maryland failed to reach a consensus Wednesday, likely ending the possibility of a special General Assembly session on the issue this summer. The panel unanimously recommended a series of sweeping...