casinos http://kut.org en Casinos in Texas? It Might Happen Sooner Than You Think http://kut.org/post/casinos-texas-it-might-happen-sooner-you-think <p>Texas voters would decide&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">whether or not casinos would be allowed in the state, if state lawmakers approve&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/SJ00064I.pdf#navpanes=0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a referendum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that would amend the state Constitution.</span></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 7268 at http://kut.org Casinos in Texas? It Might Happen Sooner Than You Think The Push for Casinos to Save the Texas Budget http://kut.org/post/push-casinos-save-texas-budget <p>With lawmakers ready to cut around <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/texas-house-senate-budget-battle-looming-/">$23 billion</a> from the state budget - any ideas that could raise revenue are going to get a listen. Casino and Racino (that&#39;s a horse track casino) interests are at the Texas Capitol this morning trying to convince lawmakers to take the money and jobs they can offer. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:04:52 +0000 Ben Philpott 1012 at http://kut.org The Push for Casinos to Save the Texas Budget Gambling Lobbyists Dream of Texas Casinos http://kut.org/post/gambling-lobbyists-dream-texas-casinos <p>We already knew gaming lobbyists were <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/111810dntexgambling.3bb6752.html">pushing hard </a>&nbsp;to convince lawmakers that one answer to the whopping budget gap could be found at the Blackjack tables. But what kind of adult wonderland do these people envisage?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 21:39:16 +0000 Nathan Bernier 304 at http://kut.org Gambling Lobbyists Dream of Texas Casinos