Haridopolos still pushing for casino vote

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Senate President Mike Haridopolos wants his chamber to continue considering a casino resort bill although a companion measure is stalled in the House, reports the Associated Press.

The Merritt Island Republican said today that he expects the bill (SB 712) to get a final committee hearing.

It’s already won approval from one Senate committee, but a House panel postponed a vote on a similar bill, which effectively doomed it.

Haridopolos, though, said, “It’s a 60-day session. We’ll have to see what happens.”

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