The Illinois Senate authorized a bill week that is last would authorize six brand new land-based gambling enterprises in the state, however the proposal is stuck in limbo until lawmakers agree for a slew of other economy-boosting bills to go along with it.
Illinois State Senator Terry Link is the driving force behind major casino expansion legislation approved by the Senate last week. However, unless lawmakers agree on the others of this Grand Bargain it’s going nowhere fast. (
This is Illinois’ so-called ‘Grand deal,’ a package that is legislative hopes to bring an end to its budget impasse and institute a set of policies aimed at repairing its economic mess.
The stand-off that is two-year spending between the Democratic-controlled House as well as the state’s Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, is the longest any state has gone with out a spending plan in almost a hundred years.
It’s likely to on a bit longer, too, because, last Wednesday, a lot of the sprawling compromise plan was pulled into the Senate, with Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) accusing Rauner of ‘injecting himself into the proceedings’ and hijacking the bi-partisan deal, which had been months in the making.
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Nevertheless the proposed casino expansion, if enacted, would be transformational for Illinois’ gambling sector, ushering in an entirely new era of casinos on dry land. Presently, casin Continue reading “Illinois Senate Approves Casino Expansion But ‘Grand Bargain’ is appearing a Hard Bargain”