2014-08-28 / Front Page

Casino Brouhaha



With the revelation that a last-minute move at the State House will make the Newport Grand referendum disappear as a separate ballot question for local residents, casino foes convened at City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 26 to protest the change to the voting process. While passage of an expanded gaming proposal will still require a majority of Newporters to give their approval on the statewide portion of the ballot, the unexpected development did not sit well with a local opposition group, Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling. Here, Liz Taber, Janet Booth, and Charles Landers earnestly protest the General Assembly’s actions, which they fear will hurt their cause. (Photo by Jack Kelly) With the revelation that a last-minute move at the State House will make the Newport Grand referendum disappear as a separate ballot question for local residents, casino foes convened at City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 26 to protest the change to the voting process. While passage of an expanded gaming proposal will still require a majority of Newporters to give their approval on the statewide portion of the ballot, the unexpected development did not sit well with a local opposition group, Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling. Here, Liz Taber, Janet Booth, and Charles Landers earnestly protest the General Assembly’s actions, which they fear will hurt their cause. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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