By John Kady
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.