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Casino bill all-but dead this year



Florida’s resort casino debate has folded for the session.

After a lengthy debate, a House Business and Consumer Affairs and subcommittee stopped short of killing the bill to bring three so-called destination resorts to Florida but, by failing to take a final vote on the measure, left it on life support.

After working for weeks to muster the votes on the 15-member committee, Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, couldn’t get a majority. He asked the committee to postpone a vote, leaving open a chance that the bill could be revived as an amendment but signaling that the effort is all-but dead this legislative session under House rules.

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[Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 11:33am]


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