Maryland House of Delegates Narrowly Passes Slot Machine Legislation

McConnell, Alison L.
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/28/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32079, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that adopted by a 71-66 vote the House proposal, which would allow the installation of 9,500 slot machines in four locations and allocate most of the revenue to school construction is vastly different from the bill proposed by the first-term Republican governor and passed by the Senate earlier that would allow I 5,500 machines seven designated venues. A conference committee will now meet in an attempt to hammer out a compromise measure. The House bill pledges $300 million lo school construction and $150 million to local jurisdictions based on lottery ticket sales.


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