Fla Senate wants to hear from Floridians on gamblingby John Kennedy | October 10th, 2013
In advance of public hearings on gambling planned around the state, the Florida Senate has set up a website for Floridians to air their views on the issue currently — and the prospects of bringing full-scale casinos to the state.
The first hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m., Oct. 23, at the Broward College North Campus in Coconut Creek. Other hearings are scheduled for Lakeland, Pensacola and Jacksonville stretching into mid-November. The website for submitting comments or signing up to speak at a hearing is: http://www.flsenate.gov/topics/gaming.
The site has plenty more information, including a downloadable copy of the “Florida Gambling Impact Study,” now before lawmakers.
“Understanding local perspectives and personal impacts is an instrumental component of public policy decisions that could impact the future of gaming in our state for generations,” said Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, chairman of the Senate Committee on Gaming.