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Wed August 29, 2012
Gov. Quinn rejects plan to expand Ill. gambling
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to expand gambling in the state. Quinn announced his veto yesterday, saying the proposed bill lacked sufficient regulatory oversight. The bill proposed five new casinos, one land-based and four more on riverboats.
Quinn had signaled in recent weeks he wouldn't sign the bill as it had been written. He voiced concerns that it didn't provide enough ethical protections, including barring the gambling industry from making political contributions. Last year lawmakers approved a similar plan to expand gambling in Illinois but didn't send it to Quinn because he had threatened a veto. Lawmakers can vote to override Quinn's veto.