Now that Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed the Gambling Bill sent to him by lawmakers, he says he’s open to discussing a new plan to expand gambling in Illinois.
Quinn says he has an outline of what HE wants to see in a gaming bill and thinks lawmakers should start all over on new legislation.
Quinn feels legislators should start from scratch and put together a new gaming bill based on recommendations he’s made.
When legislators return in the Fall Session in November, they may try to over-ride the governor’s veto, but Quinn doesn’t believe they have enough votes to make that happen.
Quinn says he wants more regulation of the gaming industry and a ban on campaign contributions from casino operators to be a part of any new legislation.