TITLE

Outgoing West Virginia Governor May Call Special. Gambling Session

AUTHOR(S)
Newman, Emily
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;12/7/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32024, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that West Virginia Governor Bob Wise announced that he is considering calling a special session of the Legislature before his term expires in January to try to legalize table gambling in the state, a measure he says could help address the state's impending budget deficit over the next three fiscal years. Wise, who is preparing an initial budget as a likely guideline for governor-elect and fellow Democrat Joe Manchin, will leave office January 17. Manchin's newly created economic team released findings last month that showed the state could face deficits totaling more than $380 million in the next three fiscal years, despite a surplus this year.
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15305665

 

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