Senate President Wants More Slot Machines

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jones Wednesday proposed the gambling expansion plan during a meeting with Gov. Blagojevich and the four legislative leaders.

Jones says the state needs revenues and authorizing new slot machines only allows expansion where gambling already exists.

Jones says he's not pushing new casinos even though he has fought for new ones in and around Chicago in the past.

The governor's office and other legislative leaders say they'll consider the plan as budget talks continue Thursday.

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