The Kansas House has rejected an attempt to challenge a proposed state-owned casino south of Wichita. The resolution would have directed the attorney general to file a lawsuit against the Racing and Gaming Commission over the group’s decision to allow a casino near Mulvane. Opponents of the lawsuit said it would send a negative message to companies looking to locate in Kansas. Judith Loganbill is a Democrat from Wichita.
Some critics of the casino plan say the commission jumped the gun by awarding the contract to Iowa-based Peninsula Gaming. That company is under investigation for allegedly violating Iowa’s campaign finance laws.