Governor speaks out on issues
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening discussed several issues during a recent interview with The Herald-Mail, including:
Gambling. The governor reiterated his opposition to casino gambling in the state, and was pleased that gambling supporters have failed to garner enough support in the General Assembly for a constitutional amendment that would allow slot machines in the state.
Glendening said the presence of slot machines and casinos in the state would take away money that would otherwise be spent in church bingo halls and tip jars that help fund charity.
"The revenue will dry up to almost zero overnight," Glendening said
Economic development. Glendening acknowledged that the effort to bring better-paying, high-tech jobs to Maryland hasn't been very successful in Washington County, but he said the state is always looking to attract such firms here.