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Maryland Politics: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Welcome To Ocean City. Slots Are Not Welcome.

Attendees at this year's convention of the Maryland Association of Counties -- a see and be seen event of state politics -- are being welcomed to Ocean City by dozens of motel and hotel signs proclaiming opposition to slot-machine gambling....

By John Wagner  |  August 16, 2007; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Slots Report Irks Franchot

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot clashed openly yesterday with Gov. Martin O'Malley, a fellow Democrat, criticizing a report on slot machines by a senior O'Malley administration official as propaganda for the nation's gambling industry. Franchot, speaking at a news conference in...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 16, 2007; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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House GOP Announces Budget Proposal

House Republicans put forward a plan today to solve Maryland's fiscal problems without raising taxes, proposing instead to curtail planned spending on education and other programs and to legalize slot-machine gambling. The plan calls for limiting overall growth in state...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 15, 2007; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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A Higher Appeal

Prince George's County officials have decided to appeal a court decision yesterday that left the county on the hook for a $2 million payment to Dimensions Healthcare, the private company that runs the county's hospital system. Late today, County Spokesman...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 14, 2007; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The $2 Million Two Step

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals today lifted a stay of a ruling by a lower court that had ordered Prince George's to pay $2 million to the company that runs its hospital system. A circuit court judge on June...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 13, 2007; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley Endorses Dixon To Keep His Old Job

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) returned to his old political stamping grounds this morning to offer his endorsement of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) to keep his former job for a full term. Dixon, the former City Council president, inherited...

By John Wagner  |  August 13, 2007; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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