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==Casino amendment still alive==
 
==Casino amendment still alive==
  
[[Democratic Party|Democratic]] state senator [[Rodney Ellis]] is leading an effort in the [[Texas State Legislature]] to get a 2/3rds vote in the [[Texas State Senate]] and the [[Texas House of Representatives]] to put a [[constitutional amendment]] before the state's voters on the [[Texas 2009 ballot measures|Texas 2009 ballot]] to create up to 13 urban Vegas-style casinos in Texas.<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_news/story/1232099.html ''Fort Worth Star Telegram'', "Tarrant’s top elected leaders cool to casino legislation", March 1, 2009]</ref>
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[[Democratic Party|Democratic]] state senator [[Rodney Ellis]] is leading an effort in the [[Texas State Legislature]] to get a 2/3rds vote in the [[Texas State Senate]] and the [[Texas House of Representatives]] to put a [[constitutional amendment]] before the state's voters on the [[Texas 2009 ballot measures|Texas 2009 ballot]] to create up to 13 urban Vegas-style casinos in Texas.<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_news/story/1232099.html ''Fort Worth Star Telegram'', "Tarrant’s top elected leaders cool to casino legislation," March 1, 2009]</ref>
  
 
==Casino amendment a possibility==
 
==Casino amendment a possibility==
  
Casino companies are lobbying the [[Texas State Legislature]] to put a [[constitutional amendment]] on the ballot that would allow a dozen resort-style casinos to be built, and also allow slot machines at race tracks and the three recognized Native American tribes in Texas.  Competing bills are expected as the Texas legislature convenes, looking for ways to make up the state's growing budget gap.<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/855/story/1168714.html ''Star-Telegram'', "Casino interests gear up for a Texas push", January 27, 2009]</ref>
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Casino companies are lobbying the [[Texas State Legislature]] to put a [[constitutional amendment]] on the ballot that would allow a dozen resort-style casinos to be built, and also allow slot machines at race tracks and the three recognized Native American tribes in Texas.  Competing bills are expected as the Texas legislature convenes, looking for ways to make up the state's growing budget gap.<ref>[http://www.star-telegram.com/855/story/1168714.html ''Star-Telegram'', "Casino interests gear up for a Texas push," January 27, 2009]</ref>
  
 
==Texas voters approve $6 billion of new debt==
 
==Texas voters approve $6 billion of new debt==

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Casino amendment still alive

Democratic state senator Rodney Ellis is leading an effort in the Texas State Legislature to get a 2/3rds vote in the Texas State Senate and the Texas House of Representatives to put a constitutional amendment before the state's voters on the Texas 2009 ballot to create up to 13 urban Vegas-style casinos in Texas.[1]

Casino amendment a possibility

Casino companies are lobbying the Texas State Legislature to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would allow a dozen resort-style casinos to be built, and also allow slot machines at race tracks and the three recognized Native American tribes in Texas. Competing bills are expected as the Texas legislature convenes, looking for ways to make up the state's growing budget gap.[2]

Texas voters approve $6 billion of new debt

May 13, 2008. Voters in Texas on Saturday, May 9 gave local governments the go-ahead to enter into over $6 billion of new indebtedness. The largest school bond issue was the Dallas Independent School District, where voters approved a $1.35 billion bond package. ...more