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A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues is raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund key programs.

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Casinos across Missouri are reporting decreased revenue this summer, continuing a trend seen at most of the state's 13 riverboat gambling sites last year.

Overall revenues for July were more than $9.5 million less than in July 2012, a 6.3 decline. That means nearly $2 million less for state education spending derived from a gambling tax compared with this time last year.

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A Missouri House bill aims to restrict the use of cash welfare benefits at casinos and liquor stores.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A local Kirksville grocer shuts down for good
  • Missouri lawmakers considering allowing casinos to loan money to their patrons
  • Columbia residents unsure of future of neighborhood trees
  • Kirksville¬†shows highest growth of any NE Missouri city
  • University of Missouri hosting Rwanda symposium for public

Newscast for January 25, 2012

Jan 25, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Defeated voter ID bill resurfaces
  • A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport
  • Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes
  • MU leaders discuss budget constraints¬†
  • Threatening stickers planted outside Missouri congressional offices