Opponents lay out arguments against Ohio casino initiative

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August 30, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio: Last week, Ohio Casino Initiative (2009) opponents laid out arguments for voting against the November measure. Below are some of the arguments made by TruthPAC against the measure:[1]

  • the initiative's proposed 33% tax is too "stingy"
  • "charitable gambling could be banned"
  • "a loophole allows non-taxable cash wagering"
  • there isn't any information on the construction of the casinos

Supporters of the anti-issue 3 campaign include: Parma Mayor Dean DePiero, Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, Cleveland pastor E.T. Caviness of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, Rep. Lou Blessing, Rep. Tyrone Yates and Sen. Teresa Fedor.

Initiative supporters, however, call the arguments "half-truths" and "unsubstantiated attacks." The casino initiative, they said, will create more jobs and increase revenues for cities and schools.[2]

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