How much more sensible to simplify government, tighten our belts, and dedicate state resources to the purposes for which they were intended, such as using Road Funds for road construction and not for paying daily operational costs for a bloated bureaucracy.
It is fortunate that local municipalities have a choice. On August 11, the DuPage County Board led the way by voting unanimously to ban video gambling machines from unincorporated areas throughout the county. Other cities and towns have already instituted bans or are in the process.
I am asking other local officials to join the growing movement and disallow video gambling in their communities. My legislative staff in Springfield is putting together information about what municipalities can do to ban video gambling. Check with http://brady.senategop.net/ for more information or call my office at 1-217-782-6216.
Bill Brady, State Senator, 44th District