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September 21, 2018
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Strickland pulls keno money request
(WOUB) - Governor Strickland has pulled a request
for money to expand lottery gaming throughout the state because Republican lawmakers on a key panel say they will oppose it.

The Ohio Lottery Commission was hoping the state Controlling Board would approve nearly 18 million dollars for equipment to operate Keno, a video lottery game resembling bingo.

Strickland wanted to get the money approved quickly so the games could begin bringing in revenue to help patch a projected budget deficit.

But Republican lawmakers who are the majority on the board said today they would oppose the Democratic governor's request.

They want public hearings on the proposal before voting on it.

Strickland spokesman Keith Dailey says the governor wanted to give lawmakers time to address their concerns with the

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