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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/16/2009

Maryland board delays another slot vote

By Washington Post editors

The Maryland Board of Public Works today reluctantly delayed until next year a decision on whether to award an Italian-owned company a $21.5 million contract to manage the state's slot machine operations after Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) raised concerns the deal could be unconstitutional.

Franchot said it didn't appear the state, which faces a projected budget gap of nearly $2 billion next year, had carefully considered how it might pay for the services if slots casinos fail to materialize on schedule.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2009; 12:20 PM ET
Tags:  maryland board of public works, maryland slots  
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