Pa. House Passes Big Gambling Expansion

Pa. House Passes Big Gambling Expansion


WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK
WITH THE VANDALS ABOUT THE KIDS
IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS>A LATE
NIGHT FOR LAWMAKERS IN THE
STATEHOUSE.
THEY PASSED A BILL TO EXPAND
GAMBLING IN PENNSYLVANIA.
CASINO STYLE GAMBLING IN
AIRPORTS, BARS AND ON THE
INTERNET.
CHRISTINE D’ANTONIO HAS MORE.
Reporter: GOOD MORNING.
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT CASINO
STYLE GAMBLING WHAT COMES TO
MIND IS SOMETHING LIKE RIVERS
CASINO BEHIND ME ON THE NORTH
SHORE.
IF THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE HAS
ITS WAY, YOU WILL SEE CASINO
TYPE GAMBLING IN OTHER PLACES
LIKE THE AIRPORT OR BARS AND
OTHER PLACES.
THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE PAST
RUSHED LEGISLATION TO EXPAND
CASINO STYLE GAMBLING TO THE
INTERNET AIRPORTS BARS AND
ELSEWHERE.
102-89 VOTE.
REPUBLICAN LEADERS SAY IT WOULD
BRING IN HUNDREDS OF MEANS OF
DOLLARS IN TAXES AND LICENSE
FEES.
THEY SAY THE GAMBLING REVENUE
IS NECESSARY TO HELP THE STATE
DEFICIT RIDDLED FINANCES.
STATE TREASURER AND AUDITOR
GENERAL YESTERDAY SAID DEFICIT
MY REQUIRE PENNSYLVANIA
TOMORROW UP TO $3 BILLION FROM
AN OUTSIDE VENDOR TO PROP UP
ROUTINE BUDGET OPERATIONS.
IT’S UNCLEAR IF THE GAMBLING
EXPANSION LEGISLATION WILL HAVE
GOVERNOR WOLF AND DEMOCRATIC
SENATOR SUPPORT.
SIMILAR LEGISLATION FAILED LAST

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