Casino Bill Passes Folo PKG

Casino Bill Passes Folo PKG


>((MIKE)) WE’LL HEAR FROM LOCAL LEGISLATORS.. AS THEY REACT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S PASSING.. OF AN IMPORTANT BILL FOR VIGO COUNTY. ((MIKE)) GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR WATCHING US .. I’M MIKE TANK. THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION HAS COME TO AN END. AND … ONE OF THE BILLS THAT MADE IT THROUGH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.. WAS A BILL VERY IMPORTANT .. FOR VIGO COUNTY FOR OUR AREA.((NICOLE)) MIKE, AFTER FOUR MONTHS OF DEBATE… THE BILL THAT COULD BRING A CASINO TO TERRE HAUTE… IS ON ITS WAY TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK. ENROLLED HOUSE BILL 1015… WHICH CONTAINS LANGUAGE NAMING VIGO COUNTY AS THE DESTINATION FOR A GARY CASINO LICENSE… PASSED THROUGH THE SENATE AND THEN THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT. NOW THE ACTION RETURNS TO THE VALLEY… AS LOCALS BECOME THE MAIN PLAYERS IN THE PROCESS.>((NICOLE)) I SPOKE WITH VIGO COUNTY CLERK BRAD NEWMAN ON THE PHONE TODAY.. HE HOPES TO HAVE THE REFERENDUM INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS IN NOVEMBER. THE PUBLIC QUESTION WILL READ “SHALL INLAND CASINO GAMBLING BE PERMITTED IN VIGO COUNTY?” ((MIKE)) AND FOR THOSE WONDERING. WHERE IS ENROLLED HOUSE BILL IS NOW? WHAT CAN YOU SHARE?((NICOLE)) THE BILL HAS TO BE SIGNED BY THE HOUSE SPEAKER, THE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM AND THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND THEN GOVERNOR HOLCOMB WILL HAVE SEVEN DAYS TO SIGN IT. WE’LL BE FOLLOWING THAT CLOSELY AND WILL UPDATE YOU WHEN IT HAPPENS.

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