Gambling

Gambling: Where Is the Payoff?

By The Editor

From Phyllis Schlafly: For those who promote legalized gambling as a means of economic development or revitalization, or as a painless way to pay for public schools, the recent news from Atlantic City, New…

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Quinn rejects gambling expansion

By John Biver

Make no mistake, if Republican Bill Brady had defeated Democrat Pat Quinn in 2010, Brady would’ve signed this law. Oh, and the GOP Platform is opposed to expanding gambling. Welcome to Illinois. Gov. Pat…

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Missing the (Gambling) Boat – Big Time

By John Biver

By Rick Newton How about a little prostitution, state Senators of Illinois? At what point does morality come into play in the decision making process for a legislator – if ever? A major expansion of gambling…

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Gambling and the Illinois Republican Platform

By John Biver

“Conventional wisdom” in politics continues to hold that the party platforms are meaningless and just an exercise in quieting the base. It’s funny how that old adage doesn’t apply to the Democratic Party Platform, but only to the Republican Party Platform, which continues to be ignored by GOP leaders everywhere. This behavior has given us Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

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Republican state senators should drop the gambling talk

By John Biver

Inside the report that Illinois senate Republicans issued a few weeks ago was a reference to expanding gambling. As I said here, that’s a nonstarter. They admit that not all senate Republicans support expanding gambling, but included it in their menu of options anyway. They should delete it.

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