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April 30, 2008
Senate to take up House's gambling bill today
PROVIDENCE -- The state Senate today will take up -- for immediate consideration -- the House-passed version of legislation to allow 24-hour gambling at Rhode Island's video-slot emporiums: Twin River in Lincoln and Newport Grand.
If approved, as is expected, it would mark the final legislative vote and the bill would go to the governor. (The House and Senate each passed their versions of 24-hour gambling yesterday. As is customary at the State House, Senate members still have to approve the House version of the bill, and vice versa if one or both is to become law).
But Governor Carcieri said at an impromptu new conference earlier today that he will "most likely" veto the bill, which won House approval last night.
Read coverage of the gambling-hours expansion debate and vote in the House last night.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney, with reports from Katherine Gregg of the Journal State House Bureau
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