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  • Governor calls for bipartisanship

    Facing a legislature dominated by the opposing party, Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. implored members of the Maryland General Assembly yesterday to soften partisan differences and help him implement an agenda that includes legalized slot machines,...
  • Gambling interests pour cash into PAC

    A national political committee headed by Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller raised $175,000 from gambling interests in the final six months of last year, according to records released yesterday. The contributions amount to about $1 of...
  • Foes of slots change tactics

    Opponents of legalizing slot machines in Maryland, who have persevered in past years with polite, often church-led activism, yesterday launched a new campaign that calls for clogging the fax machines of lawmakers with anti-slots messages until they...
  • Md.-owned slots dens a possibility, Busch says

    State-owned slots dens could be part of a broad solution to Maryland's school funding needs, House Speaker Michael E. Busch said yesterday in his most extensive comments to date on how new House of Delegates gambling guidelines mesh with Gov. Robert L....
  • Slots plan to raise $900 million a year by '07, Ehrlich says

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that his plan to legalize slot machine gambling would generate almost $900 million a year for the state within four years, providing nearly 70 percent of the money needed to pay for a landmark public schools...
  • De Francis keeps clear of Assembly slots debate

    As the General Assembly opened public debate this week on expanding legalized gambling, the man whose family has been the face of Maryland horse racing for decades was noticeably missing. And if slots supporters have their way, racing executive Joseph A....
  • State-run slots plan concerns groups

    If lawmakers decide to legalize slots in Maryland, House Speaker Michael E. Busch says, the state ought to seriously consider building and owning the facilities to ensure the maximum payoff for taxpayers - an idea that would bypass the racetracks. But...
  • Voters' role in slots gets attention

    As the governor and Senate leaders head toward another collision over slots with House Speaker Michael E. Busch, one potential compromise quietly under discussion involves putting the question of expanded gambling to Maryland's voters. If the slots issue...
  • Maryland leaders grudgingly agree to aid city again

    With a costly aid package for Baltimore schools in the works, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. acknowledged yesterday the risk of alienating state leaders weary of rescuing Maryland's largest and most troubled city yet again. Ehrlich said his $42 million...
  • Panel aims to expand slots plan

    A Senate committee moved last night toward expanding Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s slots proposal to include a racetrack near Ocean City and a third nontrack location, while cutting the share of revenues for the owners of slots facilities. As part of...
  • Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill

    Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill
    It's been more than 15 years since Dick Israel's body started to revolt. Back then, in the early days of his Parkinson's disease, Israel still wrote legal opinions in flowery script from an old-fashioned fountain pen, churning out advice for the General...