JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Last week the voters in Jefferson City defeated two propositions to authorize a local casino. Both lost 62% to 38%.
1. A measure to remove a ban on casinos from the city charter.
2. A measure to allow the city to issue a casino license to prospective developers.
A supporter with the group Casino Jefferson City, Ed Storey, said "I firmly believe that this would be a good source of revenue for Jefferson City that would not otherwise be available to improve our community and I still believe that."
Opponents disagree. They say the casino would ruin the city's culture and impair business growth.
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