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Maryland Election Referendum: Tuition, Marriage, Gambling

November 4, 2012

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See that line? That’s the first-day of early voting at Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland. You can expect long lines at Maryland polling places for the Presidential Election on Tuesday. The reason: Ballot questions that voters know are important, so they take the time to read all the questions in the voting booth and make their decisions. The solution: Get familiar […]

Now Mike Miller Wants Slots in Prince Georges

January 19, 2010

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Not a single slot machine has been put in service in Maryland, and already Senate President Mike Miller is suggesting adding a casino in his home county, Prince Georges, according to  reports in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. This is the latest development in the slots fiasco in Maryland. Voters OK’d 5 Slots Loations, […]

Special Session Fatigue in Maryland (Slot Machines Were the Last Straw)

April 19, 2009

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The once-a-year session of the Maryland General Assembly has been a historical curiosity for a long time. Now it is becoming a downright embarrassment. Maryland needed a Special Session, after four years of deadlock over slot machines. The Special Session brought progress — the lawmakers agreed they were unworthy to decide on slots within the […]

Slots In Maryland, A Mad Gamble

November 2, 2008

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Voting for slot machines in the Maryland referendum is like poking yourself in both eyes with a stick. Ouch! Why would anyone do that? Here are the mad reasons why otherwise prudent voters will fall for the seductive promise of slot machines on Tuesday: The money would help Maryland’s public schools. Really? Private casino operators […]

Slots In Maryland — Uncertainty

October 22, 2008

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The Washington Post is reporting that its latest poll shows 62 percent of likely Maryland voters support slot machines, and 36 percent are opposed. The poll finds only 2 percent undecided. These findings contrast with the Gonzales poll in early September, which found 49 percent supporting slots and 43 percent opposing. The vote on Nov. […]

Baltimore Sun Is Wrong On Slots

October 20, 2008

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It is hard to accept that The Baltimore Sun has come out in support of slot machines in Maryland. The Sun editorial page has been strongly and consistently opposed to slots, like . . . forever. The Sun has published at least 75 editorials against slots over the past 10 years. Now, with the slots […]

Slots In Maryland — Another Tax On The Poor

October 19, 2008

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Slots and Taxes Part I To cheer for slots/ One must ignore/ This open secret:/ Slots tax the poor Don’t tax the poor/ On voting day,/ Tax the rich –/ They can afford to pay Slots tax the poor/ For corporate greed/ Placing private profit/ Above common need Racehorse owners/ Stand to gain;/ Families and […]