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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 16, 2014

Attorney sues Iowa panel for rejecting casino

Jul 25, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Former Linn County Attorney Eugene Kopecky has sued the Iowa Racing Gaming Commission over its rejection of the proposed Cedar Rapids casino.

Kopecky says he wants a court to force the commission to reconsider its decision and approve a license.

On April 17 the commission rejected the $164 million proposal, saying it would harm existing casinos. But Kopecky says the commission doesn’t have authority to refuse to issue a license in one county because the new casino might harm a casino in another county.

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