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Montgomery County (Virginia)

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  • The shaky case for Question 7

    The shaky case for Question 7
    The latest argument from the proponents of a ballot question that would allow a sixth casino and table games in Maryland is a familiar one: Failing to legalize more gambling in the state will mean hundreds of millions of dollars flowing out of Maryland...
  • O'Malley, county officials appear in new casino ads

    Proponents of expanded gambling have enlisted four leading political figures — including Gov. Martin O'Malley — to make television ads assuring voters that the additional tax revenue expected to flow into state coffers will go to education....
  • Rawlings-Blake, Ogden star in pro-casino ad

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brings on the muscle in a just-released ad warning voters that casino owners in West Virginia are behind the opposition to the proposed gambling expansion plan on the Nov. 6 ballot. In the ad, the former Ravens star...
  • O'Malley hopes to hold tuition rise to 3 percent

    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he hopes to hold tuition increases for Maryland residents attending the state's public universities to no more than the 3 percent he has allowed in each of the last three years. In a meeting with student government...
  • House committee approves gas tax increase

    House committee approves gas tax increase
    A House of Delegates committee approved a plan Monday to raise taxes on gasoline by 3.8 cents July 1 as part of broader revenue package to pay for transportation projects. The rise in the gas tax, which would be followed by more increases over the next...
  • House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate

    House approves higher gas tax, sending bill to Senate
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline for the first time since 1992, heeding Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an infusion of money to pay for roads, mass transit and other transportation priorities. House passage, by an unofficial...
  • Virginia company may lay off nearly 480 in Maryland

    Virginia company may lay off nearly 480 in Maryland
    A Virginia-based company that provides information technology, management and other services to the federal government warned regulators that it might layoff 478 workers in Maryland, the state said Friday. Serco Inc., of Reston, Va., also told Maryland's...
  • 'Black liquor' deal goes sour

    'Black liquor' deal goes sour
    A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
  • Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes

    Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes
    With three weeks left in the General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders have begun the painstaking process of rounding up the votes to raise taxes on gasoline — a move so unpopular it hasn't been done here since 1992....
  • House approves letting casinos give away cash to play table games

    House approves letting casinos give away cash to play table games
    Casinos could give free cash to table game players under a bill passed by the House of Delegates Thursday. The measure now heads to the state Senate. Proponents said the change is necessary to allow Maryland casinos to compete with in what Del. Eric...
  • Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Lehigh Valley: Power outages, damaged trees, closed roads

    Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Lehigh Valley: Power outages, damaged trees, closed roads
    Hurricane Sandy left the Lehigh Valley and Poconos regions in the dark and with a few less trees but with little damage compared to the beating suffered in neighboring New Jersey. The only death reported by local emergency and police officials as of...