| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:01 PM
For the casino giants trying to persuade Marylanders to vote for or against more gambling here, the long-term stakes could be in the billions.
Penn National Gaming's investment of $13 million for ads urging a "no" vote on Question 7 is pocket change...
| 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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. An onslaught of costly advertising is likely as competing interests from all over the country try to sway the state's...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The Maryland Senate prepared to take up the governor's gambling bill Friday as Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millerexpressed cautious optimism that the General Assembly will approve the measure by early next week.
The legislation will be on the Senate...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Penn National Gaming Inc.and the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association have agreed to a two-year contract extension that would keep live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County only if the General Assembly denies a casino...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:50 AM
If Maryland legislators are looking for a sign to tell them whether to support Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to expand the state's gambling program to include a sixth casino, they got it this week when Penn National Gaming asked if it could give back a...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Just as the elected members of the Maryland General Assembly were poised to make the drive to Annapolis for a special session to take on the issue of gambling, it was announced that the take at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville (the casino Harford County...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I have been a Maryland horseman for more than 30 years, but it is only recently that I have become better acquainted with the issues that face the equine industry on our state. I started going to the Maryland Racing Commission meetings. Our group...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall.
The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...