| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A panel set up by the General Assembly to study Maryland's campaign finance laws plans to recommend a series of measures that would force outside interests that advertise in Maryland political campaigns or ballot issues to disclose their spending more...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Five weeks before the election, a measure to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland has seen a surge of support and is now favored by likely voters, 49 percent to 39 percent, a new Baltimore Sun poll has found.
But at this stage, most voters are...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Penn National Gaming added $5 million to a ballot committee opposing gambling expansion, the latest seven-figure check to be written on behalf of Question 7.
The new figure means that Penn has spent $18 million on defeating a measure to add a sixth...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The license holder for the planned Baltimore casino and the developer of National Harbor have stepped up their spending on their ad blitz in favor of expanded gambling, raising the stakes by about $3 million.
The new infusion brings the total outlay on...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Hollywood Casino offers multiple entertainment options, like slots, table games, live racing and simulcasting, as well a gift shop and museum. This destination is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc., which one of the largest gaming...
| Jun 3, 2012
Eleven years have passed since the Cordish Cos. broke ground on their first casino venture, a project with the Seminole tribe of Florida.
Since then, the Baltimore-based developer, which builds and runs urban retail and entertainment venues, has been...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
The Washington Redskins football team endorsed a yes vote in the ultra-expensive gambling expansion referendum heading for the Maryland ballot this fall, contending the measure will bring thousands of jobs to Prince George's County.
The NFL team, which...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley unleashed a withering tirade against Penn National Gaming over its ads in the state's referendum over expanded gambling in Maryland, accusing the company of using "false and baseless" arguments to protect its West Virginia casino.
| Oct 6, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley says the television ads opposing his casino gambling expansion law are "a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey." In a very narrow sense, he has a point. But when it comes to the claims and counter-claims about Question 7 on Maryland'...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
The barrage of ads urging...