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(Springfield, IL)  --  The gambling expansion bill still hasn't passed the general assembly, despite the fact that the second week of veto session is now over.  Senate sponsor Terry Link says support from Governor Quinn could be the thing that pushes the bill through the legislature.

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Terry Link says he's willing to sit down with the governor to work out any issues that he may still have.  Link says he's never wanted a contentious battle with Quinn, he just wants to create jobs and generate more money for the state.  The scaled back version of the bill does satisfy some of Quinn's suggestions, including fewer gaming positions in casinos and more oversight.  Quinn wanted slots at race tracks removed completely from the bill.  The new package simply reduced slots at race tracks.

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