By NORMA LOVE
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Senate has voted - as expected - to hold onto legislation that authorizes the state to license two casinos sharing 5,000 video slots and 240 table game licenses.
The Senate voted without debate Thursday to table a bill that would allow the state to issue the licenses. The Senate plans to hold onto the bill until the House acts on its own casino legislation. The House has repeatedly rejected casinos, most recently last May when it killed a Senate bill that authorized one casino.
Gov. Maggie Hassan has said repeatedly she supports only one casino, which the House proposal would authorize. The House bill is the product of a special commission charged with developing regulations for a future casino.
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