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Supreme Court says slots at racetracks subject to referendum

There are 72 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 21, 2009, titled Supreme Court says slots at racetracks subject to referendum. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A patron plays a slot machine at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa.

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media202

AOL

#1 Sep 21, 2009
Good for the Court. The right decision indeed.

They gave the Govenor his CAT tax ruling last week, and then this came down today.
David

Groveport, OH

#2 Sep 21, 2009
Ted Strickland has been faced with a terrible economic climate. However, he has turned to the wrong sources for money. Gambling has been solidly turned down in Ohio for years. Democrats in Ohio have no respect for voters wishes either on gambling or Obamas Health Care push.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 21, 2009
Supreme Court just put the screws to a lot of rich people getting richer.
I LOVE IT !!!!!!
ILOVEGC

United States

#4 Sep 21, 2009
Means nothing that the Ohio Supreme court has ruled this... They havn't made anyone fix funding for schools so why should we care about this ruling. Just another thing to HURT OUR KIDS!!!!!!!!!! Shame on you!
Kerry

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 21, 2009
Correct decision!
Bill

Powell, OH

#6 Sep 21, 2009
ACTIVIST POLITICAL SHILLS: The millions of dollars spent to buy the state supreme court is certainly paying off for the republicans. Control the courts and you can make your own laws.
Bill

Powell, OH

#7 Sep 21, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Supreme Court just put the screws to a lot of rich people getting richer.
I LOVE IT !!!!!!
You certainly got this one wrong- it was done for the rich folks pushing casinos...
TinMan

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2009
I'm sure they will just cut funding for schools - remember the Supreme Court ruled the way Ohio funds schools to be unconstitutional years ago - and they have ignored that for years - so cutting more will just be ignored as well.

I wish the elected officials would enforce the Supreme Court's earlier ruling and FINALLY fund the schools.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 21, 2009
ILOVEGC if you think any of the slots money was going to the schools you are living in a dream state. The money was going to the general fund.
Ask GC Mayor why he is so anxious to help Beulah Park with upgrades they need to roads etc rather then continue with the Town Center project. What's in it for the Mayor? Then you will see just how deep the local corruption goes in Grove City with the slots & gambling and the good olde boyz club. Someone's pockets were getting fatter.
Nottheoneuknow

Ridgeway, OH

#10 Sep 21, 2009
Maybe the state could take some of the money already paid by the racetracks and buy some leadership!!

Good grief!
Hayduke

Columbus, OH

#11 Sep 21, 2009
Gov.Ted should call an emergency session.....replace the last budget bill with one that does NOT include gambling, but is paid for by a temporary sales tax increase of 1cent for 3 years......They would be unpopular, but respected for doing what is necessary.....and probably win the next elections
JWT

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 21, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Supreme Court just put the screws to a lot of rich people getting richer.
I LOVE IT !!!!!!
They also "put the screws" to millions of disadvantaged Ohioans who will see essential state services cut as a result of the budget cuts this ruling may lead to. I just don't know where else the state can cut money without having a serious impact on quality of life here. Nobody wants to live in a state where you have to cart your own trash out of state parks, or where developmentally disabled people roam the streets because the state can't afford to take care of them, or where you can't go to a library on the weekend because funding cuts forced them to reduce their hours.
Leftist Loon

Saint Joe, IN

#13 Sep 21, 2009
Bill wrote:
ACTIVIST POLITICAL SHILLS: The millions of dollars spent to buy the state supreme court is certainly paying off for the republicans. Control the courts and you can make your own laws.
Obama will fix it. Hope and change
Leftist Loon

Saint Joe, IN

#14 Sep 21, 2009
Hayduke wrote:
Gov.Ted should call an emergency session.....replace the last budget bill with one that does NOT include gambling, but is paid for by a temporary sales tax increase of 1cent for 3 years......They would be unpopular, but respected for doing what is necessary.....and probably win the next elections
Well said. We need higher taxes to get this economy rocking. Obama will fix it.
abe

Columbus, OH

#15 Sep 21, 2009
good we can have morecasino nights at the local churchs and texas holdem nights build another million dollar church
Concerned Citizen

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Sep 21, 2009
I believe many of those who would drop their money in slot machines in order to "strike it rich" are the same ones who don't see the importance of education to begin with. It shows in their support of gambling as the solution to anything.

The state of North Carolina, from which I recently moved, called their lottery the "Education Lottery." Only the uneducated would fall for that.
Leftist Loon

Saint Joe, IN

#17 Sep 21, 2009
JWT wrote:
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They also "put the screws" to millions of disadvantaged Ohioans who will see essential state services cut as a result of the budget cuts this ruling may lead to. I just don't know where else the state can cut money without having a serious impact on quality of life here. Nobody wants to live in a state where you have to cart your own trash out of state parks, or where developmentally disabled people roam the streets because the state can't afford to take care of them, or where you can't go to a library on the weekend because funding cuts forced them to reduce their hours.
Obama will fix it. Just get some more $tinkulu$ money. It's sitting there ready to help. Hope and change
go for it

Columbus, OH

#18 Sep 21, 2009
It's going to be a sad day if Issue 3 passes. Ohio residents are simply blind to the fact that the issue 3 backers are probably behind this effort to get rid of the race track slots that would pay a 50% tax rate so they can get their casinos passed that only pay 33%. They're robbing the state blind and fooling the Ohio residents all the way to the bank. In the meantime, we will end up paying higher taxes and cutting programs. Isn't that something. They figure out a way to get us to pay higher taxes so they can be super rich. Wake up Ohio!
No New Taxes

Columbus, OH

#19 Sep 21, 2009
Leftist Loon wrote:
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Well said. We need higher taxes to get this economy rocking. Obama will fix it.
Yep. Tax increases always rock the economy. Loon is right.
ILOVEGC

United States

#20 Sep 21, 2009
Thats ok Bodie... they will just have to increase state taxes... I will continue to take my money to West Virgina twice a year.

JWT.. I agree its not just the schools. Its just where my heart is right now.

Leftist Loon... This is the Hope and Change. Didn't you get the memo? LOL

OK Gov.Ted Increase taxes. Only thing left to do.

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