Senators, public to discuss gambling changes in Lakeland - FOX 13 News

Senators, public to discuss gambling changes in Lakeland

Posted: Updated:
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -

Florida state senators are holding the second of four public hearings about the future of gambling in the Sunshine State.

More than 50 people have signed up to testify Wednesday during a meeting that will be held at the George Jenkins High School auditorium in Lakeland.

The Senate Gaming Committee will also hold hearings next month in Jacksonville and Pensacola.

The Republican-controlled Legislature in early 2012 shot down a bill to allow major casinos in South Florida. But now lawmakers are considering changing the state's gambling laws.

Among those scheduled to testify are Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

Central Florida businesses including Disney have been vocal in opposing efforts to bring major casinos to the state.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices