Florida Chamber Prepared to Fight Pro-Gambling Ballot Drive
The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to gear up for the expected 2014 fight against casinos in Florida at the ballot box.
Mark Wilson, Chamber president, told the Sarasota Republican Club last week that the statewide business advocacy organization will continue to mount opposition to expansion of gambling in Florida, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
“Where casinos have gone, they end up closing small businesses in that community,” Wilson was quoted by the Herald Tribune.
On April 10, a political committee called “New Jobs and Revenue for Florida” opened an account with the state to promote a statewide constitutional initiative on gaming.
When the effort to allow three mega-casinos in South Florida died in the Legislature in February, chamber officials were already anticipating the issue to return for the 2012 legislative session but also for gambling proponents to seek a change to the state Constitution.
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