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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's transportation secretary says he believes a light rail in the suburbs of Washington will be built to meet more cost-effective stipulations.

Pete Rahn briefed lawmakers Tuesday on decisions announced last month by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Rahn says the state still needs to see proposals from four teams vying for the project for the more cost-effective plan Hogan supports. Those are due in November. Rahn also says negotiations between officials in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to contribute more to the Purple Line have been fruitful.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to get a briefing on changes to the state's transportation program.

A joint hearing is set for Tuesday in Annapolis with members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

Last month, Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on roads and bridges.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Severe storms brought down trees and power lines throughout the mid-Atlantic region, affecting some roads and rail service.

Transportation agencies around the region reported some roads closed Wednesday morning by downed trees and wires and flooding. Amtrak is warning that service between Washington and Philadelphia is delayed. Maryland's MARC rail services is reporting delays too.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hunting enthusiasts are rallying in Annapolis in favor of more Sunday hunting.

The Maryland Hunting Coalition is sponsoring Thursday's event. The group supports a bill in the General Assembly to allow Sunday deer hunting in Baltimore County, one of three that prohibit the practice. The others are Howard and Prince George's counties.

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County officials are scheduled to vote on the building plan for a $925 million casino near the nation's capital.

The county's district council is meeting in Upper Marlboro to consider the site plan from MGM, which wants to build the casino and resort at National Harbor.

The vote by the nine-member panel is considered the last main hurdle to clear before construction can begin.

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Prince George's County Council is expected to clear the way for construction of a new MGM casino at National Harbor.

The county council is holding a hearing Monday and is expected to approve MGM's application. That would allow construction to begin within weeks for a casino slated to open by the summer of 2016.

The county planning board approved the project May 8, despite hearing complaints from residents and community leaders who object to the building's lighting features and giant video screens.

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died.

Curry died at his Upper Marlboro home. He was 63 and had lung cancer.

Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement Wednesday that Curry oversaw a "transformative" period for the county, with "explosive population and economic growth." He says Curry was "fearless" in advancing causes that helped Maryland's African-American community.

Curry, a Democrat, was elected in 1994 as the county's first African-American executive and served for eight years.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The top prosecutor in Prince George's County will be testifying before Maryland lawmakers about the need to criminalize threats of mass violence.

State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks is expected to appear Wednesday before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

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Last night Salisbury City council voted to establish a Foreclosure Task Force to help stop the high number of foreclosures in the area.

The task force will be made up of nine individuals such as bank representatives, realtors, and residents.

Council President Jake Day said, "We have this incredibly rapidly increasing rate of foreclosures -- an increase of 430% year over year from last year. So we’ve got have this rapidly increasing problem and we’re trying to create a group of people who know something about it to begin to address it and reduce those rates."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to allow table games like roulette at casinos and a gambling venue in Prince George's County.

The governor signed the bill Wednesday, hours after a special session ended after midnight.

The Democratic Governor says the second special session of the year has created a comprehensive solution to a number of issues that were affecting Maryland's gaming industry and its ability to compete with surrounding states.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Members of the Maryland House of Delegates are starting to define proposed changes to a measure to expand gambling in the state.

Baltimore lawmakers met Monday morning to discuss amendments.

They are concerned about when a Prince George's County casino could open.

A bill approved by the Senate says the casino could open July 1, 2016 or 30 months after a casino opens in Baltimore in 2014. Baltimore lawmakers want to specify opening at 30 months after the Baltimore casino opens.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The House of Delegates began working on a measure to expand gambling as a special session continues in Annapolis.

The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to work on the bill Monday afternoon.

The Senate passed the bill 28-14 on Friday, the second day of the special session Gov. Martin O'Malley has called to focus on resolving lingering gambling issues in the state.

The measure would allow table games like poker and a new casino site in Prince George's County. 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration has released details in gambling legislation for a special session this week.

The provisions made public Tuesday touch on a variety of changes that would come with the addition of table games like blackjack and a new casino site in Prince George's County.

A key part of the bill relates to how much money casino operators will keep.

There are some last minute efforts to revive the prospects for expanded gambling in Maryland.

Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to meet with top Prince George's and Montgomery County officials as well as the Mayor of Baltimore today.

Tomorrow O'Malley is set to meet with House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller.

Lawmakers have had trouble reaching an agreement on how to allow table games and a sixth casino in Prince George's County.

O'Malley has said he will call a special session, if lawmakers can work out an agreement.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A work group studying whether to expand gambling in Maryland is holding its last scheduled meeting.

The group of lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to meet Wednesday. The governor has said he will call a special session next month, if lawmakers can reach a consensus on a variety of issues.

One is whether to allow table games like blackjack. The group is also weighing whether a casino should be allowed in Prince George's County.

 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Officials with Las Vegas casino operator MGM are scheduled to meet with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley about plans for a potential casino near the nation's capital.

The governor has a Friday morning meeting scheduled in Annapolis with MGM representatives about the possibility of opening a casino at National Harbor.

A work group O'Malley convened is studying the possibility of allowing table games like blackjack and poker in the state.

 

     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The state Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to expand Maryland gambling to include table games like blackjack and roulette.

     The chamber passed the measure to its final voting stage Monday night after shooting down amendments that attempted to strip profit enhancements for casino owners and limit how many licenses a slots parlor operator can have.