Port Yankton Bill Falters In State Senate

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26 Feb 2019

Yankton, Quality of Life

A proposed casino in Yankton has been dealt a setback.

The Port Yankton entertainment complex and casino hit a roadblock Monday in the Legislature. By a 13-22 vote, the Senate scrapped SJR5 — which called for a statewide vote on a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a Yankton casino.

Monday’s defeat will likely force the project’s supporters, if desired, to circulate petitions to get on the November 2020 ballot. But that effort must secure enough signatures by this November.

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