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  • Revisions to Ehrlich's bill on slots expected Friday

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration is not expected to deliver its long-awaited overhaul of its slots machine legislation until Friday, a high-ranking House Democrat said yesterday. Del. Maggie L. McIntosh, a key member of House Speaker Michael...
  • Key legislators doubt slots bill revenue figure

    Top legislators expressed growing doubts yesterday that they could count on gambling revenue from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan for slot machines at racetracks to close next year's budget gap. The chairmen of the General Assembly's budget...
  • Senate panel spurns nominee

    In a stinging rebuke to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted last night to reject his choice for environmental secretary, Lynn Y. Buhl. The decision marks the first time since Maryland's modern government was...
  • Buhl rallies after setback in bid to lead Md. agency

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s embattled nominee to head the Department of the Environment vowed yesterday to take her case to the full Senate - and the public - as administration officials accused legislative leaders of bringing partisanship to new lows....
  • Ehrlich alters split in overhaul of slots bill

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. unveiled a sweeping overhaul of his slot machines legislation last night that would cut the share of proceeds going to education by 20 percentage points and roughly double the total allotted to racetrack owners. The long-...
  • Lawmakers get 1st detailed look at budget

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s proposed $23.8 billion state operating budget rests on a quarter-billion dollars in shaky assumptions, including underestimated health costs and corporate tax payments that may not materialize, General Assembly budget analysts...
  • Busch rebuffs latest Ehrlich slots proposal

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch rebuffed Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s revised gambling plan yesterday, saying the House of Delegates should not approve slot machines without a full remedy to state budget problems that would include raising taxes. "If it's...
  • Instructing state lawmakers in Budget 101

    First in a series of occasional articles. One of the most powerful people in this town is so boring you could fall asleep listening to him talk about his work. That's when he unleashes his dry sense of humor, finding new ways to say things to keep even...
  • 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....