Committees to look at sports wagering, economic development incentives

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Legislative leaders on Wednesday gave the go-head for separate committees to look at sports betting and the effectiveness of the state's economic development incentives.

The Legislative Coordinating Council authorized committees to start work on sports wagering legislation, a move that sets the stage for a debate on the issue next year.

It also authorized a review of the transparency of the state's economic development programs, an issue considered last session but that eventually lost momentum.

In a landmark ruling early last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could decide whether to allow sports betting . . .


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