Fort Wayne mayor still seeking casino referendum

Fort Wayne’s mayor said he still thinks residents should be able to vote on whether they want the city to have a casino
despite the opposition of other local leaders.

Mayor Tom Henry said the public should be allowed to speak on the
issue. He plans to appear before a state legislative panel studying gambling issues in September or October.

Opponents
of a Fort Wayne casino on Monday gave that committee a letter against the proposal that was signed by all three Allen County
commissioners and several business leaders.

The state Legislature would need to approve holding a casino referendum.

Henry has proposed only a Fort Wayne referendum, which would leave out as many as 100,000 Allen County residents.
An aide says the county commissioners could seek a countywide referendum.
 

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