Michigan: Casino measure doesn’t get signatures needed

Fri, Jul 9 2010 — Source: WSJM AM 1400

It looks like Benton Harbor won’t be getting a casino any time soon, as a statewide effort to get expanded gambling on the November ballot has failed. According to the Michigan Department of State, none of the groups that hoped to place a constitutional amendment or an initiative on the ballot were able to collect enough petition signatures before Monday’s deadline. That includes Michigan Is Yours, which had sought voter approval to open several new casinos.