Sen. Thrasher: "I'm going to do everything I can to kill" destination resorts bill

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State Sen. John Thrasher met Monday with The Daytona Beach News-Journal editorial board. The former speaker of the Florida House talked about the redistricting process, the governor’s proposed budget and some legislative priorities for 2012. However, it was his answer to a question about expanded gaming in Florida that is drawing the most attention.

Click here for the full interview; here’s the question-and-answer about expanded gambling:


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