Ohio Cities Casino Amendment (2010)
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The amendment developed months after Ohio voters approved Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009), which allowed the establishment of casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The measure was approved 53% to 47%, however in Franklin County 58% of voters voted against the measure. The measure was widely approved in Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati.
- Sen. Goodman said, "Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati should not be in a position to make development decisions for Columbus any more than Columbus residents should be weighing in on Cleveland projects. This amendment gives local communities more control as Ohio takes the first steps into casino gaming."
- Rep. Bacon said, "Clearly, the citizens of central Ohio voiced their opposition to a Las Vegas-style casino this November. I stand behind my constituents and simply propose an avenue through which Franklin County residents can choose whether a casino will be located in their county."
Path to the ballot
- The Columbus Dispatch, "Effort to move casino begins," December 10, 2009
- Columbus Business First, "Bills introduced to give Columbus voters say on casino," November 24, 2009
- Associated Press, "Ohio Lawmakers Scramble to React to Casino Plan," January 20, 2010
- Associated Press, "Lawmakers aim to thwart Ohio casino development," November 25, 2009
- TallmadgeExpress.com, "Trying to keep track of the new casino issues," November 29, 2009 (dead link)
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