| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Caesars Entertainment, which plans to bring a casino to Baltimore, announced Thursday that it would spend $25 million more and hire 500 more people than originally planned to take advantage of opportunities presented by the passage of Question 7.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Lawyers representing developers of the former Solo Cup and Middle River Depot properties asked the Baltimore County elections board Friday to reject petitions for a referendum to overturn zoning votes, saying the signatures were obtained by fraud.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him.
A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Avery Aisenstark, the chief adviser to the Baltimore City Ethics Board, recently performed outside legal work on behalf of two developers who do business with the city. He insists that he did nothing illegal or unethical, but some outside watchdogs are...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:13 PM
The state's largest casino plans to hire hundreds of dealers and install 150 table games, with some taking wagers of up to $10,000, Maryland Live officials said Wednesday in the first detailed announcement since voters legalized such games last week....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years.
"I really believe the City...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
City leaders hope that by this time next year they'll have returned from Annapolis with funds to put toward making the Inner Harbor what its original designers intended it to be — "a playground for Baltimoreans."
"The city has changed so much...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Four Maryland organizations won the right to raise $135 million for community development projects by selling federal tax credits, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
The New Markets tax credits help developers fund projects intended to add jobs and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The state's largest casino plans to open 122 table games to the public at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
Maryland Live, in Hanover, will become the second of the state's three operating casinos to take advantage of expanded gambling laws passed by voters in...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Cards started turning and dice began rolling early Thursday morning at Maryland Live, already the largest slots casino in the Mid-Atlantic.
Opened just 10 months ago, the casino next to an Anne Arundel County outlet mall rakes in more money from slot...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:10 PM
There's a good reason that a majority of Marylanders in a recent poll for The Baltimore Sun said they opposed the expansion of casino gambling in the state: We're pretty much grossed out by the whole thing.
Politics is a messy business, but the...