A developer's attempt to build a gambling complex in Norcross has suffered a setback. Developer Dan O'Leary said he no longer controls the Norcross property where he proposed building Georgia's first gambling complex.
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers said at a debate with his Republican primary challenger Wednesday night that he supports letting the free market decide if gambling should be allowed in Georgia. He said he will vote “yes” to support casino gambling in Georgia on a nonbinding ballot question later this month.
State officials overseeing the HOPE scholarship told legislators Monday that by 2016, the college scholarship will cover less than half of the University of Georgia’s tuition and fees if lottery proceeds remain constant. Officials say the lottery would need $100 million more a year to avoid that scenario.