Opponents lay out arguments against Ohio casino initiative
- 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.