State Roundup, November 7, 2017

State Roundup, November 7, 2017

NATIONAL HARBOR TOPS CASINO TAKE: Approaching its first anniversary, MGM National Harbor generated more than $50 million in revenue in October, while revenue at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore dipped again from a year earlier, Jeff Barker reports in the Sun. Topping $50 million in monthly revenue for the sixth time since opening last December, MGM National Harbor’s $51.9 million was again more than any of the state’s other five casinos, according to figures released Monday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

BA CO ED BOARD TO VOTE ON CALENDAR: The Baltimore County school board is scheduled to decide today whether to keep schools open on two of the most important holy days in the Jewish calendar. If board members decide to do so, it would be the first time in about two decades that students would be required to attend school on those days, Liz Bowie of the Sun reports.

SOME COLLEGES FACE TAX HIT: Some Maryland colleges would have to pay taxes on investment earnings under the tax legislation proposed by Republicans in the U.S House of Representatives. Tim Curtis of the Daily Record reports that the colleges warn that the taxes could lower the amount of money they have to spend on financial aid and student support.

FROSH ASKS SUPREMES TO REJECT DISTRICTING CHALLENGE: Maryland’s attorney general is asking the Supreme Court to reject the appeal of 6th District Republicans challenging the state’s congressional district map, Danielle Gaines of the Frederick News-Post reports. In a filing last week, Attorney General Brian Frosh  asked the Supreme Court to affirm a U.S. District Court decision not to impose a preliminary injunction that would have required a new statewide map before the 2018 election.