If Kansas Senate gets the Gambling bill THEY SHOULD PASS!

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Should Kansas pass the Expanded Gambling Bill???

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    Im sure not too many of you ppl out there have heard of this but theres a problem with the Kansas public schools as the legislature is barely making enough budget to fund our schools by increasing taxes on the weirdest things. MY point is the Senate is where the Gambling Bill has failed in the past, needs to think of the state and the schools rather than themselves and what their opinions are. This bill has been reworked a numerous times and after seeing this article IM HAPPY!!!!
    The schools are in desperate needs of supplies to help keep teaching the proper classes. The gambling bill that is being in the commitee right now and being reworked should pass because this will allow lost revenue to travel back into the state. I wanna bring something up from a local Kansas Newspaper, (if u want to save time read the bolded print it sums it up): Lawrence Journal World

    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/j..._same_side_gambling_issue/?kansas_legislature

    Former foes now on same side of gambling issue

    By Scott Rothschild
    Friday, January 20, 2006

    Topeka — They say politics makes strange bedfellows.

    That is even more true when it comes to the debate in the Legislature over whether to allow state-revenue producing casinos.
    Shallenburger’s current employer, American Bank in southeast Kansas, his home county of Cherokee, and his local chamber of commerce want casino gambling.
    So Shallenburger, an opponent of gambling when he was in the Legislature, is now working with key lawmakers to get a gambling bill passed this legislative session, as is Sebelius.
    “All we are trying to do from the southeast Kansas point of view is if this happens, let’s do it this way. I’m wearing a lot of hats here, and it does get kind of awkward,” Shallenburger said.
    Though he’s not a fan of gambling, Shallenburger said nine American Indian casinos have been built in Oklahoma within 10 minutes’ drive of his home in Baxter Springs.
    “Clearly along the border, right now, they’re sucking money out of our economy,” he said.

    Legislators on both sides of the aisle saw nothing unusual about Shallenburger’s new stance on the controversial topic.
    “It’s a Kansas issue, not a political or partisan issue,” said Rep. Doug Gatewood, D-Columbus.
    “I think he has an interest in seeing economic development of the state,” Sen. Pete Brungardt, R-Salina, and chairman of the committee that is considering gambling legislation.
    The committee will probably get a bill late next week and then start hearings the week after that. A vote in the full Senate could come next month. The bill being drafted would authorize casinos in the Kansas City, Kan., and southeast Kansas areas, and add slot machines at pari-mutuel tracks in Kansas City, Kan., Wichita and Pittsburg.
    Currently in Kansas, four Indian tribes operate casinos in the northeast portion of the state through compacts in which the state gets no revenue.

    Efforts to expand casino gaming in Kansas have been repeatedly rejected by legislators, but some Capitol handicappers are giving casino gambling better odds this year because of a recent study that concluded the state needs to come up with approximately $470 million more for schools.
    Shallenburger noted that southeast Kansas has been cited as having great potential for a casino.
    Give me your opinions based on this information above^... :cof:
     
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    You guys have a state Lottery, wheres the money going?

    The Lottery in Georgia funds College tuition.
     
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    We do have a state lottery and thats a good question. Hmmm, but its prolly not as high cuz everyone i know gets Powerball tickets so thats a National lottery, so i guess the state lottery isnt really rackin in as much money as they thought. Good question.
     
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    Here ya go…..

    http://www.kslottery.com/WhereTheMoneyGoes/WhereTheMoneyGoes.htm
     
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    Thanx Mr. P. See theres no where it says that money is brought back to school. Its basically a business, it just sells tickets and then covers the prices of the services that help keep the business running. So theres no money being brought into the budget at all. You get my point??? i know that doesnt make any sense to me.
     
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    Scroll down the linked page for the breakdown.
     
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    I've seen this before. A state will pass a gambling bill to fund education, and then they'll use the money they used to spend on education and use it to buy votes. Arkansas schools get no funding from any sort of gambling, yet most of them are doing just fine. The state even started its own tuition free boarding school as an alternative to those stuck in small school districts where there weren't enough students to justify advanced classes.
     
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    They arnt as big as we are. Kansas is prolly twice as big as Arkansas. But i know what ur point is. The problem is the bill has been up and down the ladder a numerous times so more than likely itll get sent to the bottom when the senate gets it again. It would be beneficial to greyhound tracks as well cuz more ppl will get attracted to betting as wwell as putting money into the track. Its prolly the easist way to keep money from leaving the state due to ppl crossing the border just gamble and try to make some of it. Do u get that point? It's a matter of doing something to keep money brought into the state and to keep it here.
     

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