State to spend $32M more for slot machines at Ocean Downs Purchase made over objections by comptroller


I wonder if OWE Malley is going to use the money dedicated for Medicaid after the Passage of Extended Stimulus to pay for this.  I find it quite bizarre, for a state with no income coming in that all of a sudden we have 32 million dollars available for a race track with Slots.

State to spend $32M more for slot machines at Ocean Downs

Purchase made over objections by comptroller

The state’s spending panel voted Wednesday to approve a $32.7 million contract for slot machines for the planned Eastern Shore casino, again over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot.

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp outvoted Franchot at the Board of Public Works meeting. Franchot, who opposes slot machine gambling, has questioned the amount of money the state is spending on its nascent program. Though approved by voters two years ago, none of the five planned casinos is up and running.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-public-works-more-slots-20100811,0,1507331.story

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