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Rushern Baker: Slots could help fund new projects

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 5:49am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III says he is open to adding a slot-machine gambling in the county as a way to help generate funding for new projects.

Baker told The Washington Post on Monday in Annapolis that he plans to ask state lawmakers for a large amount of funding, and said he expects slots will be part of discussions as a way to pay for the county's needs.

Baker says funding for a new regional medical center for the county will be among the requests he makes when the legislative session starts next month.

Penn National Gaming Inc. has been pushing a plan for slots at the Rosecroft Raceway horse racing track in Prince George's County, but there has been opposition.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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