|Special interests, infighting stall gambling overhaul|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE Like Lucy does with Charlie Brown, the Legislature keeps promising Floridians an overhaul of gambling in the state then pulls the ball away.
This year was no different, with a grand run-up starting months before the legislative session.
Lawmakers spent nearly $400,000 on a 700-page study. The takeaway? Expanding gambling would offer at least a mildly positive impact on the state.
Then a group of senators led by Naples Republican Garrett Richter took to the road, holding a series of public workshops around the state.
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