Gambling for Roads

Gambling for Roads


ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES
FACING SOUTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS
REMAINS FINDING THE MONEY TO
FIX STATE ROADS.
ONE HOUSE MEMBER PREFILED A
BILL WITH AN IDEA THAT DOES NOT
INVOLVE RAISING THE GAS TAX.
YOU WOULD GET TO VOTE ON
WHETHER TO LEGALIZE GAMBLING
FOR THE ROADS.
Reporter: TO FIND NEW MONEY
TO FIX ROADS, HE PROPOSES NO
TAX INCREASE.
IT GOES FROM THE HUNDREDS OF
MILLIONS TO BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS.
THAT’S HOW MUCH THE STATE
COULD BRING IN BY LEGALIZING
GAMBLING AND USING THAT MONEY
FOR ROADS.
HE PREFILED A BILL IN THE HOUSE
TO HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL
AMOUNTMENT ON THE BALLOT IN
2018 ASKING SOUTH CAROLINA
VOTERS YES OR NO, SHOULD THE
STATE ALLOW CASINOS AND BETTING
ON PRO HORSE AND SPORTS RACING
WITH MONEY GOING TO THE ROADS.
I AM IN FAVOR OF THE RAISING
MONEY FOR THE ROADS.
ALTHOUGH AS AN ANIMAL
PROTECTIONIST I WOULD HAVE TO
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE
REGULATION OF ANIMALS INVOLVED.
Reporter: DEMOCRATS PUT AN
ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON THE 2014
BALLOT ASKING IF THEY WOULD
SUPPORT IT.
1% SAID YES.
THERE IS STRONG OPPOSITION,
ESPECIALLY AMONG REPUBLICANS.
THERE IS A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC
IN PLAY NOW BECAUSE REPUBLICANS
JUST ELECTED DONALD TRUMP.
RUTHERFORD SAID IT WILL BE HARD
TO SAY THEY ARE MORALLY OPPOSED
TO GAME KNOWLEDGE WHEN THEY
ELECTED A — GAMBLING WHEN THEY
ELECTED A CASINO OWNER AS
PRESIDENT.
IT COULD BE IN COUNTIES THAT
WANTED IT AND NEEDED IT.
HE KNOWS THE ODDS ARE LONG.
HAVING GAMBLING, ANYTHING
COULD HAPPEN AND GO WRONG SO
I’M AGAINST GAMBLING ANYWAY.
Reporter: IN COLUMBIA,
ROBERT KITTLE, 7NEWS.
THE PALMETTO FAMILY COUNCIL
WOULD FIND THE IDEA.

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