With casino approvals expanding down the East Coast into the Mid-Atlantic, two jurisdictions remain resistant to their financial allure – D.C. and Virginia – and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
Neither Virginia nor the District of Columbia has any intention of following Maryland by opening an actual casino.
What struck Boston resident Karen Manikowski on her first trip to National Harbor recently was the mint condition the complex was in. Everything from the buildings to the sidewalks were clean and kempt. While this may be due to the diligent efforts of the staff, it may also have something to do with the lack of foot traffic.
State Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Bethesda Wednesday, urging Marylanders to step away from their computers and shop locally this holiday season.
As Marylanders join millions of others nationwide in the computer shopping blitz that’s become known as Cyber Monday, they should think about this: If they paid the sales tax they owe to the state for such purchases, Maryland would be $200 million richer.
Christmas came to Target just three weeks after Labor Day this year, in what has become a new standard for retailers of pushing the winter holiday to the brink of summer.
As all eyes were turned to the coast after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc there, Garrett County suffered from the storm’s aftermath quietly without attention until Thursday when the governor came to town.
Power providers have targeted trees in their efforts to keep the lights on. However, conservation groups see these towering timbers as crucial to the environment. Hurricane Sandy may just add fuel to the debate.
Prince George’s County, state and local officials called for Purple Line funding Thursday, saying the county is ready to make the rail line a reality once it finds a way to pay the hefty price tag.