AUSTIN, Texas, May 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, Texas moved one step closer to stemming the flow of money to our neighboring states when House Joint Resolution (HJR) 111 passed out of committee. HJR 111 will allow Texans to vote on placing slot machines at licensed racetracks and federally-recognized Indian reservations in Texas."Right now, Texas dollars are helping to fund schools in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. We have an opportunity to keep a huge chunk of that money here," said State Representative and Speaker Pro-Tempore Beverly Woolley. "We can generate revenue, create more than 77,000 jobs and spur economic growth all without expanding the footprint of gambling in the state and without raising taxes."
Texans Closer to Keeping $2.; Hjr 111 Passes Out of Committee -- Slot Machines at Licensed Racetracks and Indian Reservations
HJR 111 is authored by State Representative Beverly Woolley (R- ...