Legislation that would open the door to up to six casino resorts in Georgia will be introduced in the state House on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The measures, both by Economic Development Committee Chairman Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, would generate $250 million a year to support the HOPE scholarship, according to a briefing paper obtained by The Journal-Constitution.
The bill, and its required proposed constitutional amendment, are not expected to pass this year but, instead, will begin a conversation that supporters hope leads to the amendment being on the statewide ballot in November 2016.
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