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Maryland Slot-Machine Referendum Outlook

September 10, 2008

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Voters are having second thoughts about reintroducing slot machines in Maryland. A new statewide poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies finds that support for slots has dropped five points this year, falling below the 50 percent line. Opposition to slots has increased five points. The Gonzales survey of 833 likely voters showed 49 percent […]

Democracy and Economy at Midsummer (Be Prepared for Everything to Change)

August 3, 2008

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Has the corn ever been so green in Maryland, at the beginning of August? We’ve been blessed this year with frequent spring and summer rainfall, and we’re about to enjoy a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers, and silver queen corn. It’s enough to make you forget about global climate change and the worldwide food shortage. […]

Slots In Maryland – All About Money

May 18, 2008

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The secret conference room is not in Annapolis, as you might think, and probably not in Baltimore. It is somewhere in Maryland, the way Camp David is in Maryland. You’ve heard about it, but you can never go there, or even find it on a map. This secret room has one door and no windows. […]

Maryland Special Session – Not Over Until It’s Over

November 16, 2007

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Today (Friday), we wait to see if 85 members of the Maryland House of Delegates can work up the gumption to vote for a referendum on slots. Wait a minute. That’s what I wrote yesterday! The Special Session of the General Assembly is starting to look like the movie Groundhog Day. Senate President Mike Miller is […]

Maryland Wants ‘Can-do’ Government

November 15, 2007

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Today (Thursday), we wait to see if 85 members of the Maryland House of Delegates can work up the gumption to vote for a referendum on slots. If not, does the Special Session unravel? While the delegates are waiting and grumbling, this would be a good time to ask: What do The People of Maryland want? […]