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September 23, 2020

Lawmakers believe it's non-constitutional

Pennsylvania's online gambling bill could pass without signature

Pennsylvania's online gambling bill could pass without signature
Pennsylvania Governor and Democrat Tom Wolf has said he would allow the state budget to pass without his signature If the Senate do not explain how the funding from the budget would happen.
United States | 07/11/2016

Pennsylvania Governor and Democrat Tom Wolf has said he would allow the state budget to pass without his signature If the Senate do not explain how the funding from the budget would happen.

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his would pave the way for online gambling to become legal in the state as it is attached to the spending bill that is currently being debated in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

However lawmakers believe this is non- constitutional ahead of the Monday 11th July deadline for the Governor to sign the state’s annual spending bill.

Wolf said he would let the spending bill become law without his signature if the Republican-controlled Legislature does not produce an acceptable revenue package to fund it.

Could this be the time for online gambling? Unlikely as it would definitely need the approval of the Senate and currently no such online gambling bill has ever made it to the state governor desk, however it could pass in the numbers needed to shore up the $1.3 billion shortage in state funding for social programs.

As many gambling supporters have said this week is critical to the future of online gambling in Pennsylvania.

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