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  [Florida] Slots proposal: no promises for schools
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Last EditedCBlock941  Oct 21, 2004 08:06am
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News DateThursday, October 21, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionTALLAHASSEE - The ad promoting slot machines in South Florida features an apple-cheeked girl telling her teacher it hurts when people break their promises.

Not to worry, an announcer reassures, this isn't the lottery. Money raised by Amendment 4 must supplement education funding, not replace it.

"And the politicians can't change that," a female voice declares.

But they can. The amendment that would allow Miami-Dade and Broward county residents to decide if they want slot machines at seven dog and horse tracks and jai lai frontons also would give state lawmakers authority to levy a tax on machine revenues.

But it wouldn't require them to do so.
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