Ohio VLT Bill Clears Committee
Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 10:17 AM
By John Kady
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 8:38 AM
Legislation to put the issue of video slot machines at Ohio's seven racetracks on the ballot was approved late Tuesday by a Senate committee.
Sen. Kevin Coughlin, chairman of the State and Local Government Committee, said the panel voted 7-1 in favor of the legislation.
The bill would use most of the funds from the estimated $500 million to $700 million annually for college scholarships.
Coughlin said he has enough votes in the Senate to pass the legislation, which would put the issue on the March 2 primary ballot.
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