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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - Illinois Gov. Quinn vetoes casinos for Chicago, south suburbs

The story by Dan Carden of the NWI Times begins:

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday vetoed legislation permitting new casinos in Chicago and the south suburbs that would have directly competed with Northwest Indiana's five lakefront casinos.

The Democratic governor said in his veto message that Senate Bill 1849 did not include adequate ethics protections, particularly a ban on campaign donations from casino owners and managers.

"We must prevent campaign contributions by gaming operators from infecting our political process," Quinn said. He noted that Indiana bans campaign contributions from gaming-affiliated persons.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 29, 2012 03:43 PM
Posted to Indiana Government