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Casino ballot plan adds Port Huron, drops Romulus

April 16, 2010 at 2:02 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2010 at 11:16 p.m.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A campaign that wants to allow up to seven new casinos in Michigan has changed its proposed lineup of locations.

A coalition called Michigan Is Yours is trying to collect more than 380,000 voter signatures to qualify its proposal for the November ballot.

State election officials said Friday the coalition has added Port Huron to its list of potential casino locations and dropped Romulus. The proposal still includes a gambling site at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The proposal calls for other casinos to be allowed in Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Muskegon.

Casinos would have to pay wagering taxes as part of the deal.

A separate ballot proposal in the early stages would allow casinos at Michigan horse tracks.

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