Column: Sinking revenue might let casinos come ashore



INDIANAPOLIS

Allowing the state’s casinos to move onto land is one of those hot-button topics that seem to arise every year at the Indiana General Assembly.

Sometimes legislative efforts on land-based casinos die before debate can begin. Other times the issue pops up late in the legislative session when a lawmaker attempts to resurrect the issue.

But early indications show the policy debate of whether to allow casinos to shed their dock and move on land may take a new precedence during the 2015 legislative session. Lawmakers are looking to improve dismal tax collections from the state’s casinos and appear to be broadening on potential cures

they’ll consider.

 

This story appears in the print edition of The Tribune. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All content copyright ©2014 The Tribune, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.