Friday, July 6, 2012

FLYER: Building Union Tells Legislators MD Can't Wait for PG Casino at National Harbor // O'Malley Punts Special Session

In late June, Maryland Juice posted video and radio ads from the Building Trades Union calling for a Prince George's County casino. The group is now back with a new flyer calling for the National Harbor casino to proceed quickly (see below). A source indicates that the argument below was emailed to Maryland's legislators yesterday, seemingly in response to a recent announcement from Governor O'Malley that there would be no special gambling session in the immediate future. But The Washington Post's John Wagner last night reported that there might still be a special session later in the summer (excerpt below):
WASHINGTON POST: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has decided against calling a special legislative session on expanded gambling for next week but is expected to announce Friday that he will continue to seek consensus on a plan that could be enacted this summer, according to a person close to the deliberations....

We previously reported that members of the House of Delegates had tanked efforts to expand gaming in Maryland. A source indicated that a plan to issue tax cuts for casino owners become a sticking point. But the labor group, called "Building Trades for National Harbor" is arguing that Maryland can't wait until January to discuss a gambling expansion. See their flyer below:

Building Trades Union Flyer Promoting Prince George's, MD Casino

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