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Committee Hears Opposition to Proposed Casino Amendment

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that give voters another chance to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska was opposed at a hearing before a legislative committee.

The General Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday on the proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Russ Karpisek of Wilber.

Karpisek says the tax revenues could help with issues such as property tax relief and education.

Pat Loontjer of Gambling with the Good Life says the social costs of expanding gambling outweigh the benefits.

The amendment would appear on the general election ballot this November if approved. The amendment would require local voter approval before any city or county could allow casino gambling.

Lawmakers have rejected similar measures in recent years. The committee took no immediate action on the bill.

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