Posts Tagged: gambling

Good News: Three Takeaways From PA’s State Budget

November 23, 2020 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Gambling, Marijuana | Tags: , , , ,

By Tom Shaheen

State lawmakers approved “Part 2” of the 2020-2021 state budget in a rare post-election legislative session last week. The $35.5 billion budget includes no new taxes as lawmakers filled budget gaps using the state’s remaining $1.3 billion … Read more

Three reasons why PA’s new bill shows politicians are out of control with gambling expansion

October 13, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

New legislation is working its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would once again expand gambling vices throughout the Commonwealth – and it’s far time that families say enough is enough.

Senate Bill 1256 would allow for over 80,000 … Read more

Already 137 Municipalities Say No to Casinos

November 28, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

As of November 27, there are already 137 municipalities that have said no to a casino in their community – exercising the opt out option in the 939-page gambling expansion legislation recently passed within 24 hours by the Pennsylvania General … Read more

“Terrible Fiscal Policy” – Gov. Wolf signs Massive Gambling Bill

October 31, 2017 | 5 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

How did your State Senator and State Representative vote? See roll call below.

It started as a simple bill to create 1-800-GAMBLER as the one number in PA to call for gambling help. It’s now a law adding more casinos … Read more

PA General Assembly has a gambling problem, Gov. Wolf should veto HB271

October 27, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council asks Governor Wolf to veto HB 271, the 939-page harmful bill that passed both chambers in less than 24 hours

HARRISBURG, PA – What began as a six-page bill intended to set up a phone number to … Read more

Don’t Try Fooling PA Taxpayers with Online Gambling Tricks

December 15, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: ,

In the midst of budget deliberations, some PA lawmakers believe a good solution is our government getting more involved with gambling.

The idea is simple in their mind – just pass HB 649 and each year we can reach inside … Read more

Your Voice Needed: State Representatives Plan Sunday Vote on Disastrous Bill

December 12, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

UPDATE: HB 649 will not be voted on this year as part of any state budget deals. Click here to read more about this early Christmas present for Pennsylvania families.

State lawmakers are over five months overdue in passing a … Read more

Pa Casinos Want More Alcohol & Less $$$ Helping Pennsylvania

March 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

Ten heads of Pennsylvania casinos are making their interests known to state lawmakers on how to bring in more of other people’s money (since gambling “gains” from someone else’s losses). In a letter to the legislative Community Economic and Recreational … Read more

High Costs of Gambling Expansion

March 5, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

With the growth of casino gambling in Pennsylvania comes a growth in the number of Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction.

Just look at some of the evidence shown in the new report from WTAE Pittsburgh – “In 2007, 182 gamblers signed … Read more

No taxpayer dollars for strippers or gambling

June 4, 2014 | 2 comments | Posted in Children, Family, Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Thank you to State Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, for sponsoring an amendment to prohibit the use of electronic benefit (EBT) cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

The amendment was to HB 907, a bill prohibiting the EBT … Read more