October 27, 2007

The Governor Proposes, The Public Disposes

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) has proposed a public referendum on the November 2008 ballot to decide the controversial question of building slot machines at a handful of venues around the state. The horse racing industry in the Old Line State wants slots badly.

I doubt it will get much discussion in the book--except maybe as part of the debate over the 1991-1992 Florida budget--but I keep coming across casino gambling in the Chiles-MacKay clips. All that I've read says he was dead set against gambling, not an inch of wiggle room.

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