Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/14/07)

Gambling expansion bill craps out (State Journal Register, 06/14/07)
“An Illinois House committee Wednesday shot down a massive gambling-expansion bill previously approved by the Senate that supporters said would have provided the state with more than $1 billion a year in new revenue to pay for state services. The vote came a day after Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration conducted a conference call with social-service providers and others to warn them of spending cuts that would result if lawmakers approved a small-growth state budget proposed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago.”


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