The Maryland Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of Maryland's November 4 slots referendum. The referendum is a reasonable alternative to tax increases that would otherwise be needed to stabilize Maryland’s shaky finances.
Since 2002, the Maryland Chamber has supported carefully regulated slot machines in limited locations to fund public education. Marylanders are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year on this form of entertainment outside the State. The Maryland Chamber believes that we should keep this money at home to help fund public education.