Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said he won't sign any gambling expansion bill that doesn't meet his framework. The gambling expansion bill was narrowly defeated by state legislators a couple weeks ago.Next week, lawmakers are back in session and may try yet again to advance it.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn remained vague on Tuesday about whether he'd negotiate adding slot machines at horse racing tracks.On Monday, the governor detailed his objections to a gambling expansion bill lawmakers approved earlier this year, saying the bill was "too expansive."
Illinois' horse-racing industry could know within the next month or so whether the state will join 13 others in allowing slot machines at their tracks sites.Illinois lawmakers signed off on allowing the slots at the state's five major horse tracks last spring.