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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Krusty Konservative: Lottery lease still on the table?

Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative

The issue of gambling is back in the news. The Iowa Racing and Gaming
Commission is about to determine whether or not Iowa can "support"
more casinos in the state. The frontrunner to receive a new gaming
license is Lyon County, which has a population of less than 12,000
people. It shouldn't surprise you that the person who wants to build
the casino in Lyon County is Chet Culver's buddy Dan Kehl. Trust me on
this one, if it looks as if another casino could bleed some money from
South Dakota, Minnesota, and the 11,234 people who live in Lyon
County, Culver's going to make sure that it gets done. Culver is
desperate for cash, and I'm sure, in his mind, he would love to find
$60 million more in state gaming revenues to pay for his new bonding
proposal, so when the crap hits the fan, he can use those revenues to
bailout his state budget.

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