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May 6, 2008
Alert: House overrides Carcieri veto of 24-hour gambling
PROVIDENCE -- The House voted 51 to 16 late this afternoon to override Governor Carcieri's veto of legislation allowing 24-hour gambling on weekends and holidays at Twin River in Lincoln and Newport Grand.
The override is now going to the Senate, which is expected to approve an override as well.
Carcieri, a Republican, vetoed the legislation on Monday that had won approval in the House and Senate of the Democrat-dominated General Assembly. The governor cited opposition by host towns as a key reason.
It's been estimated that expansion in gambling hours would raise upward of $14 million in new money for the state.
-- With reports from Katherine Gregg of the Journal State House Bureau
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