By GUY FLETCHER
ANNAPOLIS - A bid by a powerful Maryland legislator to legalize slot machine gambling in Western Maryland and other parts of the state isn't drawing support from Washington County lawmakers.
Several county legislators said Tuesday they either oppose the plan in particular or the idea of slot machines in general.
"I don't support it at all," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
Del. Howard "Pete" Rawlings, D-Baltimore City, who chairs the influential House Appropriations Committee this week proposed a plan to amend the state constitution to permit slots if voters want them.
The machines would be placed at horse tracks and at seven other locations statewide, including one 2,000-machine facility in Washington, Allegany or Garrett county. Proceeds from the slots would go to schools and to help the state's ailing horse racing industry.