Metro-East legislators Jay Hoffman & Andy Manar sponsored the bill.
Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.
As they struggle to stay alive, Illinois horse racing tracks are still waiting for millions of dollars they were promised a decade ago.
Jay Hoffman, D-Belleville, said he has great respect for Stan Musial but believes the bridge should be named after the men and women who died for the country.
Early in the non-debate there was a ground swell of support for naming the bridge after the late great baseball hall of famer Stan Musial.
Jay Hoffman now plans to run for a seat in the Illinois House.
Former Illinois state representative from Collinsville would have a much-larger territory to cover.
Hoffman says the infamous “golden” remark was “the way he talked.”