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Mo. Bill to Curb Welfare Fraud Sent to Gov. Nixon

Missouri welfare recipients would be barred from spending their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/16/2013

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Gamblers Could get Loans for Chips at Casinos

The organization Stop Predatory Gambling opposes the loan idea.

04/30/2013

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Ill. Legislators Face Tough Votes After Break

Major issues include oil drilling, casinos and same-sex marriage.

03/22/2013

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Mo. House Bill Aims To Curb Welfare Spending

Bill would make it a crime to spend welfare benefits at casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs.

01/19/2013

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Illinois Gambling Expansion Not Dead

Gov. Quinn says he’s OK with an expansion of gambling under the right circumstances.

08/30/2012

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Quinn Confident Gambling Expansion Veto Will Stand

The plan would have allowing the building of five more casinos in Illinois.

08/28/2012

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Gov. Quinn: Still Deciding on Gambling Legislation

Quinn said he’s going through the bill line by line and will make a decision by Tuesday.

08/22/2012

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Health Groups Renew Push To Ban Smoking At Casinos

Casino owners pushing back efforts to ban smoking

08/19/2012

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Nixon Taps Barrett Hatches for Chairman of Missouri Gaming Commission

Hatches will take over for James Mathewson, who stepped down as chairman at the end of May.

06/19/2012

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Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill in Trouble

Gov Quinn says the gambling expansion bill is full of loopholes and likely won’t make it law.

06/05/2012

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