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House Committee Opposes Senate-Passed Bill for N.H. Casinos

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

 

A House Committee has voted overwhelmingly to reject a Senate-backed plan to allow casino gambling in New Hampshire.

 

The House has always opposed what gambling backers like to call expanded gaming, and  Tuesday's 17-2 vote by the Ways and Means Committee indicates that's not likely to change this year.

 

The bill, which would allow full-fledged casinos in New Hampshire, passed the state Senate by a 13-11 vote in March.  

 

The proposal was projected to bring the state $60 million in licensing fees and more than $100 million in taxes a year.

 

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.
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