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Topic: MD Voters- Question 7
Posted By: BeatriceBean
Subject: MD Voters- Question 7
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:33pm
With everything being said about Question 7, how do you feel about it?
 
Yay or nay?


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:35pm
I think most voters are confused about it.

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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:36pm
What about the site?

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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:37pm
what is question 7?


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:38pm

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/what-is-question-7" rel="nofollow - http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/what-is-question-7

I know that it involves bringing gambling to the National Harbor/PG County. It's not really much of a concern to me bc I don't live in MD and I don't go to the Harbor, but I'm curious what you all think since commercials about it are on ALL THE TIME.


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:42pm
i have no idea what to think..haven't researched it. 
i do want to see where the money will be going...want to see if it really will be going towards schools.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:44pm
Bring on the casino.
I can go find me a nice ol' man to spend his SS checks on me.


Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


I was told on here that it is historic african american site
 
The casino wouldn't be built on the historical site, but at the National Harbor. There's a lot of hullabaloo in the area about an outlet mall being built over the historical site, but the casino would be near the Gaylord. That presents its own set of issues for the people in the community, especially in the immediate area, but not regarding Salubria (the historical site).


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:48pm
i don't have a problem with the casino. it creates a lot of jobs.
i never even been to a casino.
 
samone and i and some others are gonna go to the one in arundel mills.
i can't wait.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:54pm
Needless to say there is a very big election coming up that will get a lot of people out to the polls on November 6th. Outside of the race for president, Question 7 on the ballot might be the biggest priority for Marylanders.  Question 7 is a bill that, if passed, would add table games to all five Maryland casinos and could potentially allow a sixth casino in Prince Georges County.

Table games has to pass in Maryland to go into effect, but in order for PG County to get a casino license it has to pass in PG County and statewide.  If PG County is awarded a casino, it cannot open until the Baltimore Casino has been open at least 2.5 years.  So at the earliest PG County could have a casino in 2016/2017 as the Baltimore casino is not projected to open until mid 2014.

Baltimore’s casino license has been awarded to a group of investors and will be operated by Caesars Entertainment and will either be a Harrahs or Horseshoe brand casino.  This group is currently putting plans and funding together and is likely to break ground in the spring of 2014 on a casino and parking garage on Russell St. south of M&T Bank Stadium.

So first, let’s take a look at the two pools of money that will be generated by the Baltimore casino before looking at the potential of table games.  Those two pools of money will be the slots revenue and the property taxes and lease of the casino which sits on city-owned land.

Slots Money Breakdown:

For every dollar lost in a slot machine by a gambler in Baltimore, the state will get roughly $.50 of that dollar.  The majority of that money will go into the Maryland Education Trust Fund, but also less than 2% will go to the gaming commission and 5% will go to local impact funds.  Those local impact funds will go towards public safety, infrastructure, traffic calming, parking issues and housing issues in the surrounding neighborhoods.

A committee will meet with the city of Baltimore to advise how those funds are spent.  The committee will be represented by Wesport, Pigtown, SBNA, Sharp Leadenhall, Federal Hill and Federal Hill West.  Other communities like Riverside and Federal Hill South will have an advisory role.  The committee will also feature two legislators who are likely to be Senator Bill Ferguson and one of the three delegates from the area, plus the council person for the area where the casino is located, Ed Reisinger.

The projections for these local impact funds is $18 million per year, but projections are just projections.  Needless to say, there will be a large pool of new funds that can be put to great use in the area.  A small portion of the local impact funds statewide will also benefit the Park Heights neighborhood because it is located by Pimlico race track.  The city has already begun redevelopment efforts in Park Heights with the  local impact funds generated from Perryille and Ocean Downs.

Property Taxes and Land Lease Breakdown:

Many of you have heard that money from the Baltimore casino will go towards lowering Baltimore’s property tax rate.  The rate is currently $2.26 per thousand which is more than twice as much as any other jurisdiction in the state.  The casino operators will lease this land from the City of Baltimore and will also pay property taxes on the land and that Baltimore City revenue will go towards lowering the property tax rate.  The allocation of this revenue is written in Baltimore legislation and and will lower the property tax rate http://southbmore.com/http://southbmore.com/city-council-approves-mayors-property-tax-plan/" rel="nofollow - $.20 by 2020 , at that point making the property tax rate $2.06.  A small percentage will also be going to Baltimore City Public Schools.

Table Games Money Breakdown:

Keep in mind that all of this is pending the result of the Question 7 and will go into effect statewide in 2013 if passed, but will not go into effect at all if it doesn’t pass.  And of course Baltimore will not generate any funds until it actually has a casino built.

For every dollar lost on a table in Baltimore City, $.80 will go the casino operator and $.20 will go to the State of Maryland.  Of that $.20, $.15 will go the the Maryland Education Trust Fund and $.05 will stay in the City of Baltimore.  That $.05 will be spent on Baltimore City school construction and recreation and parks.  It is projected that Baltimore City Public Schools need $2.5 billion in improvements. The money could also go to rec centers, which are attached to many schools.

The obvious main beneficiary in Maryland gambling will be education as the Maryland Education Trust Fund will receive 15% from table games, 43% from slots, as well as additional revenue just for Baltimore City Public Schools from table games and the land lease and property taxes.  That said, South Baltimore, Park Heights and all of the other areas surrounding Maryland casinos will also benefit greatly from the local impact funds.



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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:55pm

ANNAPOLIS — The fight to defeat this fall’s referendum on table games and casino expansion could start in Prince George’s County, where socially conservative groups and some lawmakers argue a county casino will hurt local residents and benefit only wealthy developers.

Maryland http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/" rel="nofollow - Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the bill into law Wednesday that will allow the referendum this November, but many county activists say there is widespread opposition from voters who have felt left out of the legislative process. Their fracture from Democratic leaders in the decidedly blue county could play a major factor in the gambling referendum, as well as in a statewide vote this fall on gay marriage.

“I’ve talked to quite a number of my colleagues in the faith community and we are not going to be on the sidelines,” said the Rev. http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/jonathan-l-weaver/" rel="nofollow - Jonathan L. Weaver , pastor at http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/greater-mount-nebo-ame-church/" rel="nofollow - Greater Mount Nebo AME Church in Bowie. “Gambling is a poor way to generate revenue on the backs of people who have already been marginalized.”

After working all night Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday, the http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/general-assembly/" rel="nofollow - General Assembly gave its final approval to allow the referendum on expanding gambling to a sixth casino in Prince George’s County and table games in all casinos statewide. Supporters fought for the legislation in the fiercely divided http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/house-of-delegates/" rel="nofollow - House of Delegates , where it passed after 11 p.m. Tuesday with the minimum number of votes needed for approval.

A Prince George’s casino could open no earlier than July 2016, and its location — expected to be either http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/national-harbor/" rel="nofollow - National Harbor or Rosecroft Raceway — would be chosen by a commission of gubernatorial appointees.

By 2017, state analysts estimate expanded gambling would bring $525 million a year in additional revenue to casino owners, $175 million to state education and $30 million to local governments.

“I feel good about where we are going,” said Prince George’s County Executive http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/rushern-l-baker-iii/" rel="nofollow - Rushern L. Baker III , a Democrat. “It will bring in jobs and revenues for people in Prince George’s County and for the state, and that’s what I think people will look at in the end.”

While a statewide “yes” vote is needed to legalize table games, things aren’t so simple for a Prince George’s casino.

Nonbinding language in the gambling bill strongly discourages the state from awarding a Prince George’s license unless it wins approval of a countywide majority of voters. Allowing Prince George’s voters to officially decide state action on a sixth casino would have violated the state constitution, according to the attorney general’s office.

State officials say that if statewide voters approve the referendum but Prince George’s voters reject it, the other provisions of the bill signed Wednesday —including table games at the state’s other casinos and tax relief for operators — will go into effect.

http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/martin-omalley/" rel="nofollow - Mr. O'Malley , a Democrat, has said his administration will abide by the votes of county residents, but some gambling opponents worry proposals for a Prince George’s casino will resurface even if residents vote it down this year.

The gambling bill was approved with urging from http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/rushern-l-baker-iii/" rel="nofollow - Mr. Baker , Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Prince George’s Democrat, and 15 of the county’s 23 House members. This is a stark departure from 2007, when county officials asked for Prince George’s to be excluded from a bill that allowed casinos in five other jurisdictions.

While opinions have changed somewhat, some lawmakers have lingering concerns about possible crime and gambling addiction that a casino could bring.

“The real costs of gambling are hidden. Every dollar that they take in comes from out of people’s pockets,” said Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, Prince George’s Democrat. “People don’t understand that, and nobody is going to be out there to explain that.”

If the referendum passes, changes could come to the state’s other casinos almost immediately. The state’s existing casinos could start the process to get table games as soon as a referendum passes. The governor’s office says the first table games could pop up early next year.

The current 67 percent tax rate on slots revenue would also be lowered at many casinos in an effort to cushion operators from increased competition that a sixth casino would bring. The appointed commission would also have the option of recommending additional tax breaks to the Anne Arundel and Baltimore operators, but the http://p.washingtontimes.com/topics/general-assembly/" rel="nofollow - General Assembly would have the final say.



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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:56pm
beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?

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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 2:59pm
sighs samone. that was actually a serious question.
i'll still vote democrat, but i'm switching my party to republican.


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:00pm
Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.
where do you re-register?
i initially registered at the DMV when i moved here.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:04pm
Now you know you can look that up on Google. You can probably go back to the DMV but there are people registering voters everywhere.

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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:06pm
Beanie what grade/subject do you teach?


Posted By: lexis83
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:12pm
Thanks for the breakdown BB!


Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Beanie what grade/subject do you teach?
 
I only teach at the collegiate level now. I train and consult high school teachers.
 
 
 
You're welcome, Lexis! Hopefully it cleared up a few things.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 3:25pm
my GF was pissed about the casino being built at A-mills. She lives nearby and was campaigning hard agains t it. 

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Posted By: dee1672
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.
where do you re-register?
i initially registered at the DMV when i moved here.


Out of curiosity, why do you want to change your party? I'm a registered dem but I don't follow party lines. Ive considered changing to independent but I vote in an open primary state so I dont feel its necessary to change my registration.


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 6:32pm
nay

jr.


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:05pm
Originally posted by dee1672 dee1672 wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.
where do you re-register?
i initially registered at the DMV when i moved here.


Out of curiosity, why do you want to change your party? I'm a registered dem but I don't follow party lines. Ive considered changing to independent but I vote in an open primary state so I dont feel its necessary to change my registration.
 
i'm socially conservative and there are way too many Black democrats so that makes the dem's not do much for us.
if Blacks were more split, both parties would have to cater to us.


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Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:11pm
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by dee1672 dee1672 wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.
where do you re-register?
i initially registered at the DMV when i moved here.


Out of curiosity, why do you want to change your party? I'm a registered dem but I don't follow party lines. Ive considered changing to independent but I vote in an open primary state so I dont feel its necessary to change my registration.
 
i'm socially conservative and there are way too many Black democrats so that makes the dem's not do much for us.
if Blacks were more split, both parties would have to cater to us.


in order for that to happen there has to be a mass exodus from the dem side.. and dat is not happening anytime soon.. unless the dems re-enslave blacks... so ur train of thought is incorrect


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:25pm
f8d, actually i'm right.
and it all starts with one, me.
 


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:40pm
How are you socially conservative and gay?


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:42pm
*SLAIN*

jr.


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:50pm
easy.
i don't agree with babies before marriage.
i don't agree with living with spouses before marriage.
i don't think anyone should be scantily clad in public.
and so on and so forth.
 
and i just happen to like puss. y.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:51pm
What does that have to do with politics?


Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:53pm
which party is seen as conservative meatball head?
 
 


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 7:56pm
So you're against same-sex marriage, the right to choose and social programs?


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 8:40pm
i'm voting no.
i need to change my registration firstLOL... i'm going to do it this week.

i think there are already enough casinos in driving distance, why is it necessary? if you are not able to drive to the casinos that already exist, perhaps you should not be gambling?

 i have seen enough new casinos go up in other states to say it doesn't really make the surrounding community prosperous at all. all the money "gained" through jobs will be lost in the casino by others in the community. it's a zero sum game. the casino owners and the ones who get the contracts to build it will come out the winner. 


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 01 2012 at 8:45pm
damn melikey, u made a good point.

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Posted By: MissCapricorn
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 6:26am
Thank you BeatriceBean...I was undecided.

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Posted By: dee1672
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 7:03am
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by dee1672 dee1672 wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

beatricebean, how do i go about changing my party from democrat to republican?
 
You would have to re-register as a Republican.
where do you re-register?
i initially registered at the DMV when i moved here.


Out of curiosity, why do you want to change your party? I'm a registered dem but I don't follow party lines. Ive considered changing to independent but I vote in an open primary state so I dont feel its necessary to change my registration.
 
i'm socially conservative and there are way too many Black democrats so that makes the dem's not do much for us.
if Blacks were more split, both parties would have to cater to us.
Well I didnt mean why you don't vote democrat. I assumed it was the same reason I dont vote along party lines, and I was partially correct. Big smile I was just wondering if there was a strategic/political reason for wanting to change your registered party since you can vote for whichever party you want unless its a closed primary election....at least that is my understanding.


Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 7:15am
Dee, we need more Black Republicans.
My strategy is right and will work. It all begins with me.
And in about 5 years, I'll be really wealthy and I'm looking forward to the tax cuts.

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Posted By: dee1672
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 7:29am
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Dee, we need more Black Republicans.
My strategy is right and will work. It all begins with me.
And in about 5 years, I'll be really wealthy and I'm looking forward to the tax cuts.


Ok. I know shots will be fired for you saying that, but it really does happen. Your perspectives change as you increase tax brackets....whether good or bad. And you can definitely be socially conservative and not follow every social more.


Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 7:33am
exactly.
i'm socially conservative and gay at the same damn time. Clap
Dee, become a Black Republican like me.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 7:51am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

i'm voting no.
i need to change my registration firstLOL... i'm going to do it this week.

i think there are already enough casinos in driving distance, why is it necessary? if you are not able to drive to the casinos that already exist, perhaps you should not be gambling?

 i have seen enough new casinos go up in other states to say it doesn't really make the surrounding community prosperous at all. all the money "gained" through jobs will be lost in the casino by others in the community. it's a zero sum game. the casino owners and the ones who get the contracts to build it will come out the winner. 
 
Great point, Melikey. Not being a MD resident or voter, I didn't feel it my place to point it out.
 
Hurry up and get registered LOL


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 8:39am
I seen some Deltas that looked like Zetas with a registration booth.
 
I don't wanna re-register and then they fuc. k it up. I'll wait on switching parties.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 8:58am
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

Dee, we need more Black Republicans.
My strategy is right and will work. It all begins with me.
And in about 5 years, I'll be really wealthy and I'm looking forward to the tax cuts.

You'll be making over 250k in a few yrs? Congrats.


Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:06am
Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

I seen some Deltas that looked like Zetas with a registration booth.
 
I don't wanna re-register and then they fuc. k it up. I'll wait on switching parties.
 
According to you that should be a compliment.
 
Stop wasting time on BHM and go register at the DMV.


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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:09am
no, not that much.

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Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:10am
Originally posted by BeatriceBean BeatriceBean wrote:

Originally posted by ThisOne ThisOne wrote:

I seen some Deltas that looked like Zetas with a registration booth.
 
I don't wanna re-register and then they fuc. k it up. I'll wait on switching parties.
 
According to you that should be a compliment.
 
Stop wasting time on BHM and go register at the DMV.
LOL, it's not.
 
I hate the DMV. I'm going to wait to switch my party Beatrice.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:12am
Whatever. This thread is about Question 7 so let's keep it moving.

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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:12am
Then I don't know why you even mentioned wealth.
Ain't nothin' wealthy about middle class.
You'll be paying even more taxes than you are now.


Posted By: ThisOne
Date Posted: Oct 02 2012 at 9:18am
Right, let's keep the thread on task.
nini, stop bothering me. damn, you must be bored or something.


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Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 8:59am
7 passed! How do you feel about it?

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Posted By: babyk94
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 10:00am
My mom is upset the 7 passed she does not believe the money will go towards education.


Posted By: Ladycoils
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 10:10am
I'm indifferent about it.. I dont gamble and I rarely go to the Harbor so they traffic wont impact me. As for the money going to schools that was just a ploy to get people to vote for it.

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Posted By: bg
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 10:38am
i don't live in Murrland

But i'm not mad at it.


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 10:40am
Originally posted by babyk94 babyk94 wrote:

My mom is upset the 7 passed she does not believe the money will go towards education.

bc it won't.  it goes to a general fundSleepy
i am not happy it passed
why do these casino's need to be in black areas?Sleepy


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Posted By: babyk94
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 11:03am
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:


Originally posted by babyk94 babyk94 wrote:

My mom is upset the 7 passed she does not believe the money will go towards education.


bc it won't.  it goes to a general fundSleepy
i am not happy it passed
why do these casino's need to be in black areas?Sleepy
Exactly what my mom said!!!!!!


Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 11:54am
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by babyk94 babyk94 wrote:

My mom is upset the 7 passed she does not believe the money will go towards education.

bc it won't.  it goes to a general fundSleepy
i am not happy it passed
why do these casino's need to be in black areas?Sleepy
 
It seems that a lot of PG County residents are excited about it. I don't know. I don't live in MD so it's not my fight.


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Posted By: lexis83
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:08pm
I'm happy we get to keep some money in the state.


Posted By: bg
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:10pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


is Hanover, MD mostly black?

I didn't think it was


it isn't

neither is perryville where the other casino is located in MD


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


is Hanover, MD mostly black?

I didn't think it was


idk but there is a casino is Baltimore City I believe.....
they're going to have to build a metro out there imo. i like the harbor but you're going to have to make it accessible bc of the excessive traffic the casino will build

someone was telling me that ppl in VA are not happy bc of the traffic over the WWB.


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Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:11pm
i don't think its a bad thing. money will still come into the state (hgopefully a percentage will go to schools and social service programs). It will also mean more jobs.
 
will it just be slots like in arundel mills?
 


Posted By: bg
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:13pm
Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

i don't think its a bad thing. money will still come into the state (hgopefully a percentage will go to schools and social service programs). It will also mean more jobs.
 
will it just be slots like in arundel mills?
 


No. Table gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaames holllllllllllllllla

Its supposed to be like a Vegas style Casino...real big. To attract a 'different' type of gambler i suppose

with restaurants and shopping too if i'm not mistaken


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:13pm
Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

i don't think its a bad thing. money will still come into the state (hgopefully a percentage will go to schools and social service programs). It will also mean more jobs.
 
will it just be slots like in arundel mills?
 

no i think it's tables as well. i believe the state only gets like 25% of the profits. 
the commercials make it seem like the money is guaranteed towards education, but it's not.  if it were, i would be more inclined to like the measure, esp. for PG county schools which are not the best


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Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:13pm
i agree the traffic will be insane but hopefully the money will also accomodate work to expand the roads. they've already made some improvements on expanding the highways around the bridge.


Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:18pm
voted against it, upset it passed.



Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:25pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


oh and if they don't, they should

or maybe they can't now....

i thought that casino was putting on ads against the proposition bc they can't add table games but the new one would have table games


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Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:25pm

oh so it will be tables, too. yeah, its def going to be a mess with traffic/congestion and the types of folks who hang around casinos.  on one hand, wouldn't mind seeing some other stuff in the area but don't know if i like it being at the harbor.  oh well...guess we will see. 

also, i am wondering if they could've made an agreement to atleast hire majority MD residents and a percentage of DC/VA folks and not bring in too many people from outside.



Posted By: BeatriceBean
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:26pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


oh and if they don't, they should

or maybe they can't now....

i thought that casino was putting on ads against the proposition bc they can't add table games but the new one would have table games
 
I believe that you're correct.


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Posted By: lexis83
Date Posted: Nov 07 2012 at 12:32pm
Most MD contracts have a clause to hire local residents only. The percentage varies based on the size and impact of the project.

On the traffic issue, it will only be like that for a couple months after opening in my opinion. That's what happened with hollywood and Maryland live. I don't even remember they exist most days. O



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