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Illinois Catholic bishops disagree with gambling expansion

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Illinois Catholic bishops disagree with gambling expansion

The bishops did not label gambling as inherently immoral, but want increased transparency from gaming enterprises operating in the state

Illinois Catholic bishops disagree with gambling expansion

(KTRS) – Catholic bishops in Illinois are warning lawmakers that they should not turn to gambling as a fix for the state’s budget woes.

Members of the Catholic Conference of Illinois say a fair tax system is important, but using gambling revenue is “not healthy”. Lawmakers are weighing a plan that would create a Chicago-owned casino and expand gambling in other parts of the state.

The bishops did not label gambling as inherently immoral, but want increased transparency from gaming enterprises operating in the state.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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