Stumbo says casino bill likely dead but pledges to make it House Bill 1 in 2015

03/21/2014 09:36 AM

After placing blame on the Senate for failing to act on a casino measure, Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo told reporters Friday he was pledging to make the issue his top priority in 2015 as House Bill 1 if he returns as speaker.

Stumbo said he hadn’t discussed that decision with members of the House Democratic caucus and that it was his decision.

He told reporters before the House went into session that a measure to allow casinos was unlikely to pass the General Assembly this year because he said the Senate hasn’t offered any indication a measure could pass that chamber. So he said there is no point in the House voting on the issue.


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