Anne Arundel County Approves Slots. County officials have approved a zoning measure needed to move the state’s largest slot machine proposal forward near a shopping mall. The Anne Arundel County Council also approved Monday another measure to allow slot machines at a horse racing track. In effect, the vote gives the county executive authority to decide which zoning bill to approve.Approval by the Anne Arundel County Council means the site that accounts for nearly one-third of the possible 15,000 slot machines in Maryland could move forward.
Maryland’s state of emergency has been lifted. Gov. Martin O’Malley ended the order at 7 p.m. Monday.It was issued this weekend in response to the massive winter storm that hit the entire east coast.The declaration gave the governor authority to activate the National Guard to assist local emergency management officers across the state.The governor praised the Guard and the state’s highway and road crews for the service they provided to the community.State agents said that 20 inches of snow fell in some areas.