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Legislators consider resolution requiring review of Sumner County casino deal

March 16, 2011


— The Kansas House will consider a resolution requiring the attorney general to sue over the state awarding the Sumner County casino contract to Peninsula Gaming.

A House committee approved the measure Tuesday.

The resolution calls upon Attorney General Derek Schmidt to sue to resolve whether Peninsula Gaming met contract stipulations. He would also have to decide if a Lottery Act stipulation that elected officials cannot involve themselves in the process is constitutional.

The Wichita Eagle reports that opponents of the casino complained that the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approved a contract with Peninsula Gaming before the Mulvane City Council approved the final zoning for the casino.

By law, the attorney general is required to represent the state in court if either house or the governor calls for him to.


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