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  • Slots bill far from a hit with horsemen

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s newest proposal for slots at Maryland racetracks came under attack from some of his longest-standing allies yesterday as the state's horsemen threatened to oppose the bill unless the share allocated to purses is increased....
  • Track owner offers changes to slots bill

    The owner of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park has proposed amendments to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slot machines bill that would give the tracks the unfettered right to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on weekends -- two hours later than bars close in...
  • Ehrlich appears open to tax boost

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appeared to soften his no-new-taxes pledge yesterday when he told legislative leaders that he would consider higher business and property taxes to balance the budget. During a closed-door meeting with the presiding officers...
  • Ehrlich's slots revision aims to strip local zoning power

    Adopting suggestions made by a racetrack owner, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is proposing a sweeping override of local zoning authority as part of his revised slot machines legislation. The proposal drew an angry protest from local leaders, and one state...
  • Rawlings says House 'failed' in its fiscal duties

    Even as the final taxation portion of the House of Delegates' budget fell into place yesterday, a leading architect of the spending plan decried his chamber's work as inadequate in light of troubling fiscal conditions. "We have failed at the most...
  • Senate panel approves bill to allow slots

    With more than a little help from Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. scored a much-needed victory last night when a Senate committee approved a bill to allow slot machines at four Maryland racetracks. The unexpectedly...
  • Election officials wary of altering primary

    With potential winter storms and an impending war in mind, election officials voiced concerns yesterday over a proposal by the Senate president to move Maryland's next presidential primary to February. The election workers, testifying before the Senate...
  • Hot budget issues debated; House set for final vote

    The House of Delegates all but finished work on its budget yesterday after debating several issues tied to the $22.6 billion spending plan -- including taxes, abortion, ballistics-fingerprinting and public money for private schools. The House package...
  • Slots foes expect fight, but not win

    Senate opponents of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s bill to allow slots at Maryland racetracks girded for a floor fight today while conceding their chances are dismal in the face of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's determined support. The...
  • Slots get tentative Senate approval

    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slot machines bill yesterday -- but not before weakening Baltimore's ability to insist the state pay for road improvements around Pimlico Race Course. Mayor Martin O'Malley...
  • Ehrlich, Busch pressing hard on slots bill

    As the General Assembly session nears its end, two of Maryland's most powerful political figures -- the governor and House speaker -- are locked in a rapidly escalating effort to gain votes for their disparate views on slot machine gambling. Drop-...