City Council votes in favor of casino to Terre Haute

City Council votes in favor of casino to Terre Haute


RESIDENTS IN TERRE HAUTE
TONIGHT.
THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE WERE
THERE FOR “ONE” REASON – THE
DEBATE ON BRINGING A CASINO TO
TERRE HAUTE.
NEWS 10’S KILEY THOMAS JUST
RETURNED FROM THAT “LONG” CITY
COUNCIL MEETING .
SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO.
KILEY…
THAT’S RIGHT RONDRELL AND
PATRECE.. WE “JUST” GOT BACK
FROM THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
ABOUT “TWENTY MINUTES” AGO.
AND AFTER A “FOUR HOUR”
MEETING.. WE CAN NOW TELL YOU
THE COUNCIL VOTED IN FAVOR OF
BUILDING A CASINO IN TERRE
HAUTE.
THIS VOTE REPRESENTS A STAMP OF
APPROVAL FROM
THE COUNCIL AS LEGISLATION
CONTINUES IN THE INDIANA
STATEHOUSE. THIS DECISION WAS
NOT TAKEN
LIGHTLY. THE COUNCIL LISTENED
TO
OVER “TWENTY” RESIDENTS VOICE
THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT BRINGING
GAMBLING TO THE CITY. WE
WATCHED PERSON AFTER
PERSON APPROACH THE PODIUM. WE
HEARD AROUND “5” PEOPLE IN FAVOR
OF THE CASINO
WHILE ALSO HEARING FROM NEARLY
“18” PEOPLE AGAINST
IT. RESIDENTS DEBATED POTENTIAL
IMPACTS LIKE AN INCREASE IN
CRIME AND
ADDICTION. [505]FEB 9 TH
CITCO-FRONTED SOT ROV MON
“I DEAL DIRECTLY WITH PEOPLE WHO
STRUGGLE WITH ADDICTION. I SEE
THE DEVASTATION THAT IT CAUSES
IN MARRIAGES. I SEE THE PROBLEM
THAT IT CAUSES IN FAMILIES. I
SEE THE FINANCES THAT COULD HAVE
GONE TOWARDS MEANINGFUL REVENUE
FOR THE CITY BLOWN ON
SOMETHING THAT CAUSES DEBT AND
PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING TO
SHOW FOR IT. 13:52:49,27-
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“I DON’T SEE ANY DOWNFALL IN
ADDING MORE REVENUE. THAT
CAN BE TAXED AND WE CAN MAKE
MORE MONEY OFF OF IT.”
SUPPORTERS OF THE CASINO
DISCUSSED THE ESTIMATED “750”
JOBS IT COULD BRING TO THE CITY.
A REPRESENTATIVE WITH RISING
STAR WAS THERE AND
SHARED HOW THEY GOT TO THIS
NUMBER.
HE SAYS THERE WILL BE “720” SLOT
MACHINES .. “30” LIVE GAMING
TABLES.. AND A “THEATRE” THAT
WILL HOST SHOWS REGULARLY.
BUT AGAIN.. AFTER HOURS OF
DISCUSSION.. THE COUNCIL VOTED
“IN FAVOR” OF BRINGING A CASINO
TO TERRE HAUTE.
PATRECE BACK TO YOU.
WE LEARNED TONIGHT… THE
INDIANA SENATE COMMITTEE ON
PUBLIC POLICY WILL VOTE ON THE
CASINO BILL ON WEDNESDAY.
THE CHAIRMAN SET A HEARING FOR
1:30 WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. THE BILL MUST PASS
THE
COMMITTEE BEFORE IT CAN BE VOTED
ON BY THE SENATE.
IF IT PASSES THE SENATE, IT
WOULD MOVE ONTO THE HOUSE
FOR CONSIDERATION.

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