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Coming to a racetrack near you: slot machines

A Senate committee Wednesday gave swift approval to a bill that would allow slot machines at every racetrack and jai alai fronton in Florida, and bring the state $354 million more in additional annual tax revenues for education.

But the bill, approved 8-1 by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, faces long odds making it through the House and past the governor.

''We're not going to balance the budget on the false promises of gambling,'' said House Speaker Marco Rubio in an interview Wednesday. Read story here.