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Did gaming commissioners overstep their authority?

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie.  The Mississippi Gaming Commission decision to vote against the Harbor Town casino project in Gulfport has a lot of people scratching their heads.  They're wondering if gaming commissioners overstepped their authority.

Commissioners shot down the project because it didn't do enough to grow the market. A PEER report from the mid-1990s says economic development shouldn't be gaming regulators' concern. And today, state lawmakers Scott DeLano said basically the same thing. 

"We don't want to send a message that this is a political application process," he told WLOX News reporter Doug Walker.  You'll see that story on WLOX News at 6:00.

A state lawmaker from Braxton used Facebook to share his beliefs on same sex marriage.  Republican Andy Gipson wrote, "The only opinion that counts is God's.  Any way you slice it, it is a sin, not to mention horrific social policy."  And now, he's coming under fire for those comments.  You'll see the story only if you watch WLOX News at 6:30 on our CBS channel.

We're learning social media is becoming the best way to find a job.  Apparently, the days of resumes, and door-to-door job hunting are becoming a thing of the past.  With a computer, and a few clicks of a mouse, job seekers and even employers can find just what they're looking for thanks to social networking.  You'll see the Patrice Clark investigation on WLOX News at 10:00.

Have a great night.

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