WOSU News Archives For: June 26, 2009

Gov. Strickland’s Slots Proposal Has Supporters, Opponents

26, 2009

A coalition of powerful business groups has thrown its support behind Gov. Ted Strickland’s embattled plan to expand gambling to balance the state budget. Restaurant owners, grocers and beer and wine wholesalers joined the Harness Horsemen’s Association on Thursday to back Strickland’s plan to allow slot machines at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks.