Last night Salisbury City council voted to establish a Foreclosure Task Force to help stop the high number of foreclosures in the area.
The task force will be made up of nine individuals such as bank representatives, realtors, and residents.
Council President Jake Day said, "We have this incredibly rapidly increasing rate of foreclosures -- an increase of 430% year over year from last year. So we’ve got have this rapidly increasing problem and we’re trying to create a group of people who know something about it to begin to address it and reduce those rates."
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to allow table games like roulette at casinos and a gambling venue in Prince George's County.
The governor signed the bill Wednesday, hours after a special session ended after midnight.
The Democratic Governor says the second special session of the year has created a comprehensive solution to a number of issues that were affecting Maryland's gaming industry and its ability to compete with surrounding states.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Members of the Maryland House of Delegates are starting to define proposed changes to a measure to expand gambling in the state.
Baltimore lawmakers met Monday morning to discuss amendments.
They are concerned about when a Prince George's County casino could open.
A bill approved by the Senate says the casino could open July 1, 2016 or 30 months after a casino opens in Baltimore in 2014. Baltimore lawmakers want to specify opening at 30 months after the Baltimore casino opens.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A work group studying whether to expand gambling in Maryland is holding its last scheduled meeting.
The group of lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to meet Wednesday. The governor has said he will call a special session next month, if lawmakers can reach a consensus on a variety of issues.
One is whether to allow table games like blackjack. The group is also weighing whether a casino should be allowed in Prince George's County.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The state Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to expand Maryland gambling to include table games like blackjack and roulette.
The chamber passed the measure to its final voting stage Monday night after shooting down amendments that attempted to strip profit enhancements for casino owners and limit how many licenses a slots parlor operator can have.