03 November 2011 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 2 comments

Nick Redding of the Civil War Trust called me last week to bring me up to speed about a couple of things, and when he did, he mentioned to me that the Trust was working with some folks to introduce legislation in Pennsylvania that would forever prevent a casino from being placed within a radius of 10 miles of either the Gettysburg National Military Park or the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Nick indicated that he expected that legislation to be introduced shortly.

That legislation, now known as HB 2005, has now been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. If passed and signed by Governor Corbett, the threat to bring a casino to Gettysburg will end forever. Please check out this website, which provides further details and also indicates how you can become involved.

For those of you who are Pennsylvania residents, please write to your legislators and to Governor Corbett to express your support for HB2005, and for those of you who are not, please write to Governor Corbett and let him know that the rest of the country is not only watching but that it supports the passage of HB2005.

Thank you for your support. Let’s do all we can to ensure the passage of HB2005 and remove the threat to the Gettysburg battlefield for good!

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  1. Sal Prezioso
    Thu 03rd Nov 2011 at 10:01 am

    Its the reason I still have a No Casino sticker on my car. The threat is never over with these people. The award of the last license to Nemacolin has been held up due to the Gettysburg group appealing the decision in court. So nothing starts being built until the appeal is denied. No appeal has ever one, and the last one took a couple of years to resolve. Meanwhile, Mr. LeVan is now trying to separate himself from that partnership because he says its not what he wanted to do and wants no bad feelings in the local community. Coincidentally, there is the posibility of a couple of more licenses becoming available of different kinds soon, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with this Hmmmmm.

  2. Dennis
    Fri 04th Nov 2011 at 5:13 am

    I wasn’t aware of the Nemacolin issue. I don’t pay much attention to news about the place due to my personal boycott of them.
    But that is due to their skeet/trap course policies, not the gambling.

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