Fla. lawmaker withdraws gaming-expansion legislation

State Sen. Garrett Richter, who sponsored legislation to expand gaming in Florida, has decided to withdraw the legislation. "Recently it has become very apparent to all of us who are tracking this issue that unless the governor negotiates a new compact with the Seminole tribe, there won't be any comprehensive reform legislation this year," Richter said. The Legislature could reconsider the bill next year after a gaming compact is signed with the tribe.

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