NATIONAL HARBOR – Today teachers joined with labor leaders, county officials and business leaders representing hundreds of Maryland businesses at a Get-Out-The-Vote rally at National Harbor in support of Question 7.
‘Bring Money Home to Our Classrooms Here in Maryland’
BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Teachers Union announced its strong endorsement today for Question 7, saying th
at classrooms and children urgently need the money that would come from making Maryland’s gaming program competitive with neighboring states.
PGCEA Endorses Question 7 in Support of Education
WASHINGTON, DC – With an overwhelming number advertisements focused on gaming in Maryland, there is an uncertainty of whether voters should vote 'for' or 'against' Question 7 in the general election. From Maryland's former educators to legislative leaders, questions remain. After a vote from the Prince George's County Educators' Associations' (PGCEA) the union that represents over 9,000 professional employees and educators, has taken a position, and today the leadership body of Prince George's County Educators' Association is announcing support and endorsement of Question 7, the expansion of gaming for Prince George's County.
BALTIMORE – Today, West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave officially weighed in the debate against Question 7 in an effort to protect its cash cow at Charles Town. cheap cialis tablets=55837″>In an article posted on West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio, Musgrave was quoted as saying:
“We’re hoping that the folks over there will vote down that issue because it will have an impact on our facility at Charles Town.”
For months, Penn National has waged a multi-million dollar ad campaign against Question 7 in an attempt to deceive Maryland voters and protect its bottom line at Charles Town in West Virginia.
From the Washington Post Editorial Board:
“THE MASSIVELY expensive TV advertising brawl over Maryland’s ballot Question 7 — whether to add a sixth casino, in Prince George’s County, to the five already authorized in the state, and to supplement the existing slot machines at all of them with table games such as blackjack and roulette — has been framed as a slugfest between competing casino companies (which it is) and a fight over education funding (which it isn’t).
The real question for Marylanders is this: Having already approved five casinos in a 2008 referendum, why not agree to a modest expansion that would generate tens of millions more in annual tax revenue for the state, keep gambling proceeds from leaching into neighboring states such as West Virginia and create several thousa
nd new jobs in the bargain?
Common sense now argues in favor of a vote for the proposed expansion.” Continue reading
West Virginia casino company crosses line in latest slight to Maryland
BALTIMORE, Md. – The West Virginia casino company that is expected to spend $40M against Question 7 demonstrated again today how little it cares about all things Maryland, sending out a release to the media questioning whether future Baltimore Raven Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden is really a Baltimorean.
Question 7 would bring hundreds of new jobs to Baltimore, boost the local economy
BALTIMORE – Today, the Question 7 For Maryland Jobs & Schools received the support of Baltimore’s official destination and marketing organization. Visit Baltimore said Question 7 would bolster the city’s tourism industry with the addition of table games to the Harrah’s casino that will open in downtown Baltimore in mid-2014. Continue reading
With a two-story, 110,000-square-foot casino slated to begin operation in downtown Baltimore in 2014, the city’s residents have a decidedly more immediate stake in the outcome of ballot question No. 7—an expansion of gaming—than many other Maryland voters. Continue reading
Michael S. Steele and Audrey E. Scott, two prominent Maryland Republicans and former Ehrlich administration officials, on Tuesday threw their support behind Question 7, the state’s expanded gambling measure.
At a summit that brought a host of Prince George’s County and state officials to Upper Marlboro to discuss the future of gambling in Maryland, a new player revealed his hand.
Bowie Mayor G. Frederick Robinson officially stood in support of passing an expansion of gambling in the state at a county government press conference on Thursday.