One issue that Governor Mike Parson did NOT mention in Wednesday’s State of the State Address is sports betting. It fell just short of passage last year. Cindy O’Laughlin, Republican leader in the Missouri Senate, is not a fan, but thinks it’ll pass this year:

The passage of sports betting in Missouri will likely be tied to the legalization of video lottery terminals in the state as well. The primary gaming bill in the Missouri Senate this year would legalize both.