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A prolific campaign donor under federal investigation for contributions in D.C. elections is also linked to a quarter-million dollars given to Maryland politicians, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, two likely Democratic candidates for governor in 2014 and two prominent county executives over the past 13 years.
A key figure in the federal investigation into widespread campaign irregularities in Washington has twice faced misdemeanor criminal charges over election-law complaints in Maryland, records show.
Prince George's County officials are urging state lawmakers to act quickly in passing a bill that could pave the way for a $1 billion casino in the county, but some legislators have lingering doubts about the proposal.
Prince George's lawmakers testified Wednesday before a Senate committee on a bill to bring slots and table games to the county, including a proposal to put a $1 billion casino at National Harbor.
The Prince George's County Council decided Tuesday against voting on whether to ban slot machines in the county, instead passing a nonbinding resolution asking residents to decide through a referendum.