Member News – June 11, 2013

POST LABOR DAY SCHOOL START STUDY UPDATE Recommendations on appointments to a Task Force to Study a Post Labor Day Start for Maryland Public Schools have been sent to the Governor. MH&LA assembled a wide range of key stakeholders on this issue and facilitated the collaborative process used to reach consensus on the final recommendations. REMINDER -- ADA WEBINAR ON SERVICE ANIMALS The ADA Webinar on “Service Animals: Beyond the Traditional Guide Dog,” is Thursday, June 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For more information or to register contact the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center at 1-800 949-4232 or visit their website at MARYLAND CASINOS POST RECORD REVENUES IN MAY Combined revenue in May at Maryland's casinos was $69.17 million, a new monthly record  breaking the previous monthly record of $59 million set in April. Year to date casino revenue is $511.1million which exceeds original Board of Revenue estimates and is largely the result of revenue from table games. THANK YOU BOB ALLEN AND JASON CURTIS Bob and Jason have moved on from their positions as General Managers in Baltimore City. Bob served MH&LA as Board Chair and most recently as Co Chair of MH&LA's Baltimore Council. Jason also served as Co-Chair of MH&LA's Baltimore Council and was a strong industry advocate in the city political arena. GOLF/FISHING OUTING SPONSORS AND EVENT PICTURES ARE ON THE WEBSITE A list of the sponsors of our annual Golf Outing and Fishing Tournament along with pictures of the event is posted on the MH&LA website. Click here to view. GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP CHANGES Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola of Montgomery County will resign from the Maryland Senate on September 1, 2013. The Republican Caucus in the State House of Delegates recently elected new leadership as well -- Nic Kipke is now the Minority Leader and Kathy Szeglia is now the Minority Whip.


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