Senator: No gambling issues in special session-WEB ONLY

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The leader of the Indiana Senate says he’s
taking gambling issues off the table during the upcoming special
session so that lawmakers can focus on putting together a new state

Senate President Pro Tem David Long said today the
Senate will consider only one bill – the budget. The Fort Wayne
Republican said gambling issues would be distracting in the special
session and should be sent instead to a study commission for review

Lawmakers still hope to find a solution for Indianapolis’
cash-strapped stadium agency in the special session, however. Long says
that issue could be considered if it’s included in the budget bill and
does not include gambling.

Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to outline his proposed budget Tuesday.

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