COLUMBUS (AP) -- A pair of influential church groups is asking Gov. Ted Strickland to rescind his executive order authorizing slot machines at racetracks and to proactively fight a ballot proposal to allow casinos.
But they say leaving the slots order in place will cloud debate over the proposal and require gambling foes to spend resources on expensive court challenges.
A spokeswoman for Strickland has no immediate response.
Strickland urged postponing the income tax cut to raise the roughly $850 million that would have come from the slot machines. His recommendation follows a court decision that allows a vote on the slots issue.