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Senator proposes increasing gambling fees to pay for transportation

January 14, 2002
By: Sara Lane
State Capital Bureau

Gambling for transportation funding.

That's what one Missouri lawmaker is proposing.

Sara Lane has the story from Jefferson City.

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Senator Ted House, a Democrat from St. Charles County, is proposing a bill that would increase the admission fee on gambling boats from two dollars to four dollars.

House's bill would use that money to pay for public transportation.

House says he chose gambling boat admissions fees as just another source of revenue.

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Contents: House says his proposed legislation is already increasing the fuel tax, sales tax, and vehicle registration fees.

Before the money can be used for transportation, voters will have to pass a constitutional amendment.

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Senator Ted House is proposing a bill that would double admission to riverboat gambling casinos.

The extra money would go to funding public transportation.

House says raising gambling fees is part of a larger plan.

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Contents: House says gambling provides a number of problems, so it should contribute money to alleviate some of those problems.

The bill will have to be approved by voters as a constitutional amendment before it can go into effect.

Sara Lane, Jefferson City.