Topeka A Kansas House member is trying to force a debate on legislation meant to attract potential developers of a state-owned casino in the southeastern part of the state.
Cherokee Democrat Bob Grant is asking the House to pull a gambling bill out of its Federal and State Affairs Committee. A vote on his request is expected next week.
Grant and Columbus Democrat Doug Gatewood are sponsoring the bill, which rewrites a law allowing a single state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.
The law now requires a developer to invest $225 million. Grant and Gatewood say that's too high, and should be reduced to $100 million.
They also want changes in the law to make slot machines profitable for the now-closed Camptown Greyhound Park north of Pittsburg.