From: Mark Andrews, Casino Watch Chairman
Alert: Gambling Expansion fast-tracking through the Florida Senate
Date: 4.11.11

EXTREMELY URGENT ALERT

SB2050, which legalizes five Las Vegas Destination Casinos was passed out of committee
and is fast-tracking through the Florida Senate. E-mails and phone calls are needed today
if we are to stop this "HIDDEN TAX" levy on Florida taxpayers.

“NO LAS VEGAS DESTINATION CASINOS IN FLORIDA”
(Time is short, Session ends in several weeks)
SB2050 will be heard for the second time in committee this Wednesday, April 13
See the end of this e-mail for Senators that need to be contacted

• Our families are struggling to pay bills and make ends meet
• 14% of our homes are in foreclosure
• 11.9% of our citizens are jobless
• 5% of Florida’s population are already gambling addicts
• 20% of gambling addicts lose their jobs
• Each gambling addict costs $13,586 a year in hidden taxes
• Nevada gambling has failed miserably to create jobs and fix their budget

Important Links:

What casinos have done for Las Vegas and Nevada they will do to Family Friendly Florida

Can You Afford the Hidden Taxes?

Expanding Gambling Creates Job Losses

Can You Afford More Crime?

More Information on the Dark Side of Florida Gambling Expansion

Suncoast Eagle Forum
http://www.suncoasteagleforum.com/

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Please, Contact these senators immediately:

• Senate President Haridopolos:
senate.president@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5229
• Your Senator: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/
• Members of the Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax:
MMMSenator Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff (R): bogdanoff.ellyn.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5100
MMMSenator Maria Lorts Sachs (D): sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5091
MMMSenator Thad Altman (R): altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5053
MMMSenator JD Alexander (R): alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5044
MMMSenator Andy Gardiner (R): gardiner.andy.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5047
MMMSenator Gwen Margolis (D): margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5121
MMMSenator Jim Norman (R): norman.jim.web@flsenate.gov - (850) 487-5068


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