Pr. Geo.'s Politicians Pledge Anti-Slots Effort
Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey led a group of county politicians yesterday who announced they will work to convince local residents to vote against a November ballot referendum that would authorize the state to legalize slot machines.
Ivey was joined by member of the Prince George's County Council, a school board member, several local delegates and two state senators at an elementary school in Laurel, not far from the Laurel Park racetrack.
The track is on the border of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties and could be eligible for thousands of slot machines, if the referendum is approved by voters.
Ivey said he believes gambling adversely affects those who are already financially suffering.
Others in the group, including State Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Prince George's) said they believed the slots initiative would result in too little new revenue for Prince George's, given the number of county residents likely to gamble.
The group pledged to activate their supporters in an effort to defeat the referendum.
Posted by: PG'er | June 25, 2008 8:12 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Liz | June 25, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Baltimoron | June 25, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Donny | June 26, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Towards Light | June 26, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Dan | June 26, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: PG'er | June 26, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Donny | June 27, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Count Bobulescu | June 28, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: kazzzantip | June 29, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: my money | July 1, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Terry Ey | August 17, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.