Column: Sinking revenue might let casinos come ashore


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.


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