Archive for Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Sebelius wants state to build casino near Kansas Speedway

January 13, 2004


— Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will propose the state get into the casino business.

Matthew All, Sebelius' chief counsel, told lawmakers today that the administration will propose expanded gambling with a resort-destination casino near the Kansas Speedway.

Casinos can exist in Kansas only if they are state-owned and operated or run by American Indian tribes. Currently there are four tribal casinos and no state-owned casinos.

All said Sebelius would propose a bill to go the state-owned route, though he said that negotiations will continue with Indian tribal interests to build a casino.

He said the Sebelius proposal will be filed as legislation within two weeks.

For more details, return to this site Wednesday and pick up a copy of the Journal-World.

More breaking Statehouse news from todaytext Governor's campaign funds hit $440,000 mark

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