Lawmakers shot down a plan to expand gambling in the state but Rockford Representative Charles Jefferson says more gambling would've revitalized the struggling economy.
[audio:rddGameFail3.mp3]Word from Jefferson[/audio]
The gaming proposal failed by two votes yesterday, which is one of Governor Quinn's few victories during this veto session. Quinn has been concern about gambling getting out of control in the state. He says the original proposal had too many gaming positions and not enough oversight. Those are provisions that lawmakers changed in a revised proposal but it wasn't enough to convince state reps. Sponsor Lou Lang says he will bring the issue up for another vote sometime before veto session ends.