In a letter written to casino industry lobbyists last month, former Rep. Rusty Kidd, I-Milledgeville, offered that he had been talking to lawmakers about gathering the votes needed to get a resolution legalizing casino gaming to voters for a statewide referendum.
"I cannot be a lobbyist for one year, but I can still work with corporations such as the gaming industry," he wrote
in the Jan. 13 letter
. "I have been in contact with several CEOs and talked with numerous key legislators about what it would take to get 120 votes in the House, 39 votes in the Senate and then ratified by the people."