INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, is betting she can make Gary economic development legislation more palatable by rolling her proposal for a land-based casino into another gaming measure moving through the Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate threw cold water Thursday on the idea that the unanimous committee vote for a proposal changing taxes and other rules affecting the state's casino industry guarantees the full Senate will approve the legislation.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee signaled Wednesday that it's ready to help Indiana's gaming industry fight encroaching competition from new casinos in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
INDIANAPOLIS | The 266 miles separating Gary and Elizabeth, Ind., located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., are about as far as you can travel without leaving the state, and few Hoosiers ever make the trip.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Wednesday for an 11-week roller coaster ride of a session whose twists and turns could leave some Hoosiers wanting to throw up when it's all over.
INDIANAPOLIS | With a new mayor elected in Gary, new owners of the Majestic Star casinos and possible new competition from Illinois, state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, believes the odds of winning legislative approval for a land-based casino in Gary have never been better.
Gov. Mitch Daniels likely would be on board should state lawmakers authorize land-based gaming in response to expected increased casino competition from Illinois. "I'm open-minded about that," Daniels said last week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels likely would be on board should state lawmakers authorize land-based gaming in response to expected increased casino competition from Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's rosier revenue forecast likely means Gary won't be getting a land-based casino this year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite long odds the General Assembly will act on a Gary land-based casino proposal, leaders of Gary pitched the benefits of land-based gaming to an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday.
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