Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover have a new home near Washington as the National Children’s Museum is set to open in suburban Maryland — though initial plans have been scaled down considerably.
More casinos and more gaming are coming to Maryland. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Question 7 voter referendum passed by a narrow margin.
The CEO of MGM Resorts International said Friday that if Maryland voters agree Tuesday to expand legalized gambling, his company would build a luxurious and architecturally unimposing casino and hotel near the nation’s capital, not a blocky neon-lit behemoth.
The onslaught of ads over gambling expansion has been like no other in a Maryland political year, subjecting residents to rapid-fire television spots for and against Question 7. The barrage began long before ads for other ballot questions this year and has remained frenetic.
The National Children’s Museum is holding a jump-roping competition at National Harbor in Maryland to count down to its opening in December.
The National Children’s Museum says it will open in December at a site along the Potomac River just south of Washington.
There are new voices in the controversial expanded gambling debate. Groups in Prince George’s County are in a tug-of-war over putting a new casino at National Harbor.
Perched on cinder blocks and separated into four small compartments with desks and a computer, the trailers look like any that sit beside overcrowded public schools throughout the Washington region.
Lots of money is being spent to influence Maryland voters for and against a new casino at National Harbor.
Millions in advertising. Maryland may not get a lot of national attention in the presidential election, but the state’s plate is full when it come to ballot issues.
Maryland gears up for another battle over casinos. Lawmakers approve expanded gambling, but voters will ultimately decide whether to allow it.
Governor Martin O’Malley calls a special session on gambling and not all lawmakers are happy about it.