| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to apply Maryland's 6 percent sales tax to gasoline, a change that at current prices would add 18 cents a gallon to the cost at the pump.
The increase — to be phased in over three years —would be on top of the 23....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Companies seeking lucrative state contracts and business deals in Maryland made five- and six-figure contributions in recent months to a Democratic governors group led by Gov. Martin O'Malley, federal records show.
Firms making large gifts to the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Second in a two-part series
If you build it, they will come – and most will be in cars.
That's the reality facing planners at Fort Meade, the military installation in Anne Arundel County just east of the Howard County line that has seen major...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Maryland's slots commission threw out a bid Friday by former state Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at Rocky Gap, leaving a single offer in play for the Western Maryland resort.
The decision concerning one of Maryland's five...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:00 PM
State officials agreed Wednesday to extend the bidding deadline for the Baltimore slots license by nearly two months, a move that delays the selection process until after the city's contested mayoral primary in September.
The vote by the Maryland slots...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:59 AM
After years of starts and stops, any delay in the effort to bring a slots parlor to Baltimore — and with it needed tax revenues for the city and state — is unwelcome. But on the whole, the decision by the state slots licensing commission to...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:00 PM
M.J. "Jay" Brodie, who has headed Baltimore's economic development agency under four mayors and helped shepherd projects such as the Harbor East redevelopment, said Thursday he plans to retire.
The Baltimore native and former city housing commissioner is...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Harford County administration and tourism officials formally announced Tuesday the results of the Destination Market Study to streamline the county's tourism efforts as it struggles to get a hotel tax through the Maryland General Assembly this year....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:35 PM
A $900 million proposal to build a downtown sports and entertainment arena linked to an expanded Baltimore Convention Center would appeal to national and international convention planners seeking a "destination package" and could transform the city,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Four trucks laden with 100 slot machines arrived early Wednesday morning at the nearly completed casino at Arundel Mills mall. For the next two hours, workers wheeled banks of the gleaming new machines, one by one, inside on hand trucks.
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:12 PM
She has been Baltimore's mayor for nearly 20 months already, thrust into office to become a familiar if often unreadable face at the helm of a city beset by crime, budgetary woes and even Mother Nature.
But with her victory in the Democratic primary...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Two developers say they are planning to submit bids Friday to operate a casino in Western Maryland, and the head of the state slots commission said there are "multiple people interested" in the Baltimore slots license.
Developers with ambitions to run...