St. Clair County is hoping to wrest away the National GeoSpatial Intelligence Agency as it seeks to relocate from its current location near Anheuser-Busch.
State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) proposes it as way to prop up sagging horse racing track revenue.
Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.
The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.
Madison County state’s attorney says he’ll seek elimination of Fred Bathon’s pension.
“Stan Musial wasn’t just another baseball player, Stan ‘The Man’ was a role model, veteran and humanitarian,” said Rep. Dwight Kay.
“What we’re looking at today are school districts who have no rainy day funds, no money in the bank, the property tax is flat.”
Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, says “The Man” had many fans throughout the state, not only for his playing career, but for his legacy as a humanitarian.
“Business regulation in the state of Illinois is a burden, it’s a drain and it stifles those people who want to do more and do it better.”
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