Bill to approve Butte gambling center introduced
HELENA (AP) - All six members of Butte's legislative delegation have signed on to a bill that would allow creation of a huge entertainment center in Butte, with as many as 10 casinos.
House Bill 757 was introduced this week by Rep. John Witt, R-Carter, and is awaiting a hearing before the House Taxation Committee.
The 41-page bill bears the names of 25 of the 150 lawmakers. Co-sponsors included the entire Butte delegation: Sens. Dan Harrington and Debbie Shea and Reps. Larry Cyr, Steve Gallus, Jim Keane and Brad Newman, all Democrats.
The bill is being introduced on behalf of a number of de...