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  • 2 slots bidders did not pay fees

    Prospects for a near-term gambling windfall in Maryland fizzled yesterday as state officials acknowledged that two of six bidders for gambling licenses failed to submit millions of dollars in legally required fees and that Baltimore's applicant is...
  • Pushing hard, with no excuses

    Pushing hard, with no excuses
    Top administrators in the Baltimore City school system were used to staff meetings with fluid agendas that left time for all to speak. But now, Andrés Alonso was presiding. And class was in session. When I send you an e-mail, the schools' new chief...
  • City property owners keep getting tax bills

    THE PROBLEM Baltimore property owners paid their tax bills, but the payments weren't properly processed. THE BACKSTORY Carol Foster of Phoenix couldn't understand it. She paid the property tax on her husband's dental office on Harford Road in July when...
  • Holton, Lipscomb lawyers ask prosecutors for data

    Defense attorneys for Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton and developer Ronald H. Lipscomb have filed requests for the state prosecutor to disclose details about the evidence that led to last month's grand jury indictment against them on bribery...
  • Fast-food zoning and Twinkie taxes

     
    Because I like pop culture, trends, language and all that good stuff, I get a Word of the Day sent to me from the Word Spy site. A few are food related.Recently 'fast-food zoning' and 'Twinkie taxes' were featured. The......
  • Impact of vote on slots

    As the November referendum on slots nears, Maryland voters can expect a barrage of warnings from proponents about what a "no" vote could mean: cuts to public education and health care, higher taxes and the demise of the state's horse racing legacy. In...
  • Medevac copters' usage curtailed, legislators told

    Maryland's medevac program this year implemented changes designed to reduce unnecessary use of state police helicopters, a senior official told lawmakers in Annapolis this morning. Patients who are within a 30-minute drive to a trauma center must now...
  • Cordish Cos. may enter slots license competition

    Baltimore based Cordish Cos., which has built signature projects in the Inner Harbor and casinos in Florida, might compete for a slots license in Maryland if voters approve a November referendum legalizing the gambling machines, officials said. In an e-...
  • Slots in W. Md. could be area's ruin – or salvation

    At the verdant Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort outside Cumberland, a retired nurse from Pennsylvania strolls the banks of man-made Lake Habeeb, relishing a vacation of spa treatments and boutique shopping while her husband plays the Jack Nicklaus-designed...
  • New subpoenas issued in Dixon case

    The state prosecutor's office has issued a fresh round of subpoenas seeking information about four development projects, the latest chapter in a long-running probe focused at least in part on gifts Mayor Sheila Dixon received from a developer who received...
  • Budget cuts tied to slots

    While the state braces for budget cuts that are expected to significantly impact bread-and-butter programs such as education and public safety, leading politicians are seizing the opportunity to talk about another hot topic - slot-machine gambling. Gov....
  • Dixon supports slots

    Promising that revenue from slots machines would provide a "significant and permanent reduction" in city property taxes, Mayor Sheila Dixon and other local elected officials yesterday urged city residents to vote for a November ballot measure to expand...