ANNAPOLIS - A Maryland Senate committee gave its approval Thursday to two pieces of gaming legislation that would make significant changes in Washington County's tip jar gambling regulations.
"I think it's wonderful. It's always good when you get what you ask for," said Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, chairman of the county delegation.
Approval by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee virtually guarantees the bills will be approved by the full Senate, which could consider the legislation today.
"I'm very pleased. It's a plus for the county," said Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington.
Both bills have been approved by the House of Delegates. If the Senate approves the legislation, Gov. Parris Glendening would have to sign the bills for them to become law.