From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

To say John Kasich has a muddled history on the issue of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs—i.e.- video slot machines) at horseracing tracks. 

Kasich was highly critical of Governor Ted Strickland’s initial decision to permit VLTs as a way to avoid freezing planned income tax cuts and still balance the budget.

Kasich largely refused to take an actual position on VLTs during the campaign.  Then in February, Kasich told the Youngstown Vindicator:

As for a time frame for a decision on legalizing slots, Kasich said, “Haste makes waste. I want to make sure we do everything we’re doing […]

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