Friday, 03 May 2013 09:40
Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant issued the following statement following her vote against the gaming expansion bill.
“While I understand the revenue that gaming expansion can provide our state, especially in terms of education and social services, I am worried about the impact that this expansion will have on my community.”
Bertino-Tarrant fears the economic and local impact that increased gaming will have on residents of Will and Kendall counties.
The bill, SB 1739, narrowly passed out of the Senate yesterday. It will now be sent to the House for Representatives for further action.