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Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

Cuccinelli Asks McDonnell for Special Session on Ethics

The campaign for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, confirmed Cuccinelli asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to call a special session to address ethics reform. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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By Brian Witte

Md. House Gives Initial Approval to Gambling

Md. House Gives Initial Approval to Gambling

The Maryland House of Delegates gave preliminary approval to a gambling expansion measure to allow table games like poker and a casino in Prince George's County. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. House Session Begins With Pit Bull Bill

Md. House Session Begins With Pit Bull Bill

The House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a dog-bite liability measure. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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By Brian Witte

Analysts Release Revised Md. Gambling Revenue

Analysts Release Revised Md. Gambling Revenue

Analysts have released revised revenue figures to reflect tax changes made by a Maryland House of Delegates committee to a gambling expansion bill. Read »

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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By Brian Witte

House Panel Bumps Revenue for 2 Casino Sites

A panel of lawmakers has bumped up the amount of money a casino in Anne Arundel County and a planned casino in Baltimore would get under an expansion of gambling. Read »

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Senate Votes for Special Session Measures

The Maryland Senate approved a measure allowing table games like blackjack and a new casino near the nation's capital and voted to change a state law so that it creates a strict liability standard for owners of... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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By Brian Witte

Details on Maryland Gambling Bill Released

Details on Maryland Gambling Bill Released

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration on Tuesday released long-awaited details of a gambling bill for the upcoming special session. Read »

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Pit Bull Bill Planned for Maryland Special Session

Pit Bull Bill Planned for Maryland Special Session

A Maryland lawmaker said he expects a bill addressing a court ruling that defines pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” will be introduced in this month's special session. Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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By Brian Witte

Special Session on Maryland Gambling Begins Aug. 9

Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday called for a special session next month to expand gambling in Maryland. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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By Brian Witte

Maryland Special Session Announcement Friday

Maryland Special Session Announcement Friday

Gov. Martin O'Malley will give an update on his plans for calling a special session to expand gambling in Maryland Friday. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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