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North Baltimore Lawmakers Gambling Votes

See how the legislators who represent you voted on the casino gaming referendum.

Late Tuesday night, lawmakers agreed to put a charter amendment legalizing table games and allowing a sixth casino in Prince George's to the voters of Maryland. 

The vote was controversial, especially among Baltimore's delegation, because of concerns about the impact of another casino on the revenue of a proposed city casino.

But in the end the votes were there to pass the bill and the House approved the charter amendment 72-57 and 32-14 in the Senate.

Scroll through the photos above to see how each delegate and senator voted on the bill.  

John Hayden August 17, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Expanded gambling throughout Maryland, and tax concessions favoring big casino corporations, seem to be quite popular among Baltimore legislators! And not much independent thinking going on here. Everyone willing to go along with the leadership; no one standing up for the people, and against the establishment.
Robin Hutchason August 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Well, well, well .. did anyone honestly think this would fail in Annapolis? Michael Busch and Mike Miller run PG County and this gives the politicians more money in their pockets. This was in the plans from the very beginning of the planning process. Pleases tell me why gambling is going to save the State of Maryland now and it was the "Devil's Den" when Erlich was in office and wanted to pass gambling?? How do the people in Annapolis sleep at night knowing that they once again passed a big tax increase (through fees and taxes) to the people then let the casino owners make big profits. I wonder how much goes into the pockets of our illustreous representatives??
Curt Anderson August 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
It was a tough decision that required a lot of thought. First, here is the situation in Baltimore City: The City's revenues (property taxes, fees etc.) fall short every year of the City's obligations (schools, police, fire, road repair, sanitation, pensions, recreation etc.). Taxing our citizens more is not an option, so where do we get new sources of revenue? We must build new schools, keep fire stations and recreation centers open and continue to repair roadways and watermains. Income from gambling is a source of new revenue. That is why many of your City Delegates voted for this bill. $50 million dollars in new revenue every year for the City and additional hundreds of millions every year for the education trust fund. --Tax breaks for the rich? Not really. The tax on casino licensees was reduced because in the bill that passed was a reqirement that the casino owners buy and maintain their own video lottery terminals. Under existing law it was the state of Maryland's responsibility, costing the state $100 million per year. I think we did "stand up for the people". ---Delegate Curt Anderson, chairman of the Baltimore City Delegation

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