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40 years ago: Gambling struck down by Kansas Senate

March 9, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 9, 1972:

A 22-18 vote in the Kansas Senate today killed a resolution which would have amended the state Constitution to allow lotteries in Kansas. The resolution to clear the way for legalized gambling had passed the House and had been extensively amended in committee, where House provisions that gambling revenues were to be directed to education had been deleted. The resolution would have allowed the striking down of a constitutional lottery prohibition to be decided by the vote of the people in the November general elections. Proponents said that legalization of gambling would produce $4.5 million in direct revenue and $13 or $14 million in indirect revenue for Kansas.

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