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With Maryland facing a fiscal crisis and yet another governor warning that the Preakness Stakes could soon leave, many in Annapolis believe lawmakers will finally legalize slot-machine gambling, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the state budget and propping up the faltering horse-racing industry.
Yet the betting is far different among a band of slots opponents who gathered last week to start gearing up for what is certain to be another bruising fight. The opponents’ hope is that the prickly details that helped sink every slots bill pushed by former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will once again prevent consensus. [Wash. Post]
Calvert County Commissioner Barbara A. Stinnett (D-At Large) cast the lone vote against the approval of a letter voicing support for renewal of the plant’s air emissions permit, issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). [So. Md. Extra]
Local officials are cautiously optimistic that the Maryland General Assembly will approve an extra $1.7 million to help pay for construction
“Just by holding off for a few extra months, we cut costs by $6 million,” said Melvin C. Beall Jr., the county’s acting director of planning and growth management. “There was really a huge benefit to taking our time.”
Some want to protect bay; Kent Island rejection devastates others
The state Board of Public Works’ unusual decision last week to deny a crucial permit to a large, long-planned waterfront community on Kent Island has developers crying foul and warning that more sprawl could result. [Balt. Sun]