Nebraskans working to get gambling legalization on 2020 ballot

Nebraskans working to get gambling legalization on 2020 ballot


BUT SOME DON’T AGREE WITH THIS
PUSH. PEOPLE LIVING IN OMAHA SAY THEY
WANT TO ROLL THE DICE.>>OUR PEOPLE ARE GOING OVER
THERE DOING THEIR GAMBLING, AND
MAKING THEM MONEY FOR THEIR
TAXES, AND IT’S NOT ONLY FURTHER
FOR ME TO DRIVE, BUT IT’S AN
INCONVIENCE. DALAUN: AS IOWA LAWMAKERS
APPROVE SPORTS BETTING RULES
TUESDAY, NEBRASKANS ARE STILL
WORKING TO LEGALIZE CASINO
GAMBLING — SOMETHING THAT HAS
BEEN LEGAL IN IOWA FOR YEARS.>>WE BELIEVE THAT IT’S TIME TO
KEEP THE MONEY IN NEBRASKA,
PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED PROPERTY TAX
RELIEF, OUR PROPERTY TAXES ARE
WAY TOO HIGH IN NEBRASKA. DALAUN: NEWLIN IS PART OF A
STATEWIDE EFFORT TO GIVE
NEBRASKANS A WINNING HAND. RIGHT NOW, HE SAYS DOZENS ARE
WORKING TO GET ENOUGH SIGNATUR
TO PUT CASINO GAMBLING ON THE
2020 BALLOT, SOMETHING NEWLIN
SAYS WOULD BRING THE STATE $12
MILLION EACH YEAR.>>NOW IS THE TIME, IT’S BE
AROUND LONG ENOUGH THAT PEOPLE
SEE, IT HAS BEEN NEXT DOOR IN
COUNCIL BLUFFS FOR 25 YEARS. PEOPLE DON’T FEAR CASINO GAMING
THE WAY THEY USED TO. THEY LOOK AT IT MORE AS AN
ENTERTAINMENT VENUE. DALAUN: BUT SOME DON’T SEE IT
THAT WAY.>>YOU’LL HAVE AN INCREASE IN
CRIME, AN INCREASE IN DIVORCES,
INCREASE IN BANKRUPTCIES,
INCREASE OF ABUSE, A LOT OF
NEGATIVES THAT COME WITH
GAMBLING. DALAUN: RIGHT NOW, PEOPLE IN
OMAHA JUST DRIVER ACROSS THE
— DRIVE ACROSS THE MISSOURI
RIVER TO GET TO A CASINO. BUT THOSE AGAINST IT BELIEVE
THIS WOULD CREATE A PROBLEM FOR
THE ENTIRE STATE.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE WHOLE
STATE OF NEBRASKA WOULD BE
AFFECTED. SO, IF WE CHANGE OUR
CONSTITUTION AND ALLOW SLOT
MACHINES TO COME IN, YOU’RE
GONNA HAVE THAT POISON ALL
ACROSS THE STATE
DALAUN: NEWLIN SAYS THEY’LL NEE 120,000 SIGNATURES TO GET TH
LEGALIZATION ON THE 2020 BALLOT. HE SAYS THEY HOPE TO HAVE THOSE
SIGNATURES BY JANU

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