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Indiana Senate President David Long, a Republican, told the Times of Munster for a report Thursday that he wants the General Assembly to do something to reverse the decline in state tax revenues from casino wagers and admissions.
“There is an all-out assault on the system that Indiana has implemented, which was to take other people’s money. They’re out to get it back,” Mr. Long said, referring to neighboring states.
Ten of Indiana’s 13 casinos are located in counties adjacent to other states. Most of the gamblers going to northwest Indiana’s five casinos come from Illinois or Michigan, The Times reported, but several tribal casinos have opened in southern Michigan near the Indiana border, and Illinois has proposed casinos for Chicago and its south suburbs. Two of Ohio’s four casinos will be located in Toledo and Cincinnati, both near the Indiana border.
JFK boyhood home open to mark 1963 mourning
BROOKLINE — People visiting Massachusetts for the Thanksgiving holiday can squeeze in a visit to President John F. Kennedy’s boyhood home as it opens this weekend to mark the 49th anniversary of the national day of mourning that followed his assassination.
The nine-room house at 83 Beals St. in Brookline is a national historic site, where the 35th president spent his early boyhood. The town put a memorial in front of the residence after JFK’s 1963 death.
The Kennedy family repurchased the home from other owners a few years later before gifting it to the National Park Service in 1969.
The National Park Service will open the home to visitors Sunday. Tours will include a look at Kennedy family furnishings, photographs and other mementos.
The historic site closes in the winter and reopens to the public in May.
City of Vicksburg workers could face drug testing
VICKSBURG — City of Vicksburg employees will be tested for drugs and alcohol if they have an accident while driving a city vehicle, under a revised drug and alcohol policy.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabled approving the policy Wednesday until the board’s Dec. 3 meeting. Interim human resources director Walterine Langford needed time to retype the policy, which was lost because of a computer malfunction.
The Vicksburg Post reported that Ms. Langford said the policy was being revised to comply with a new state law requiring post-accident drug and alcohol testing on employees who have an accident while driving government vehicles.
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