INDIANAPOLIS — Wednesday was the final day the governor had to sign House Enrolled Act 1015, the gaming bill that impacts economic development opportunities in Gary and Northwest Indiana, into law. State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) had the following comments on the governor’s signature of the bill:

“I am pleased that the governor chose to sign this monumental bill into law. The impact it will have on Gary, Northwest Indiana as well as the entire state is widespread, and I look forward to the historic changes that will take place. This is something our community has been working on for over a decade, and with this signature, hundreds of Hoosiers will find employment. Gary now has the opportunity to become an intermodal gateway for the United States.”