Casino debate revives concerns over broken promises
Sponsors of a bill to bring “destination resort’ casinos to Florida make no revenue promises, but opponents warn that dashed hopes are inevitable.
Florida’s proposed 10% casino tax called jackpot for industry
BY MARY ELLEN KLAS
TALLAHASSEE — The press conference called by the heads of South Florida’s horse and dog tracks in October 2004 had one goal in mind: to counter voter skepticism.
After nearly two decades of partially kept promises that the Florida Lottery would benefit education, the industry was struggling to persuade voters that if they supported a constitutional amendment to give the South Florida tracks slot machines, the revenues would go to enhance public schools. So the heads of the pari-mutuel industry presented a symbolic check for $500 million to Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, Continue reading Promises, Promises? When Will we Learn? From the Miami Herald