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Stewart's actions prompt questions
All these town hall meetings have people begging for support otherwise programs are going to be cut...staff is going to be cut...heck we might not even get our snow plowed next year. And the DFL group cannot look past their own pockets to the only revenue generating bill out there right now. No investment from the state, jobs, stability for the horse economy in MN, VOLUNTARY taxes. What else do they need???
Minnesota is the only state with tribal casinos that do not pay gaming taxes. Minnesota is one of the last states to pass Racino legislation for a source of additional voluntary state tax revenue. Our legislators need to tap this revenue source before the casino cartel with their monopoly and DFL friends run racing out of Minnesota. Use this money to save our programs on the verge of being cut. Use this money to help our tax burden as tax hikes are on the horizon. Use the portion that is dedicated to the non racing horses of Minnesota to help with 4H, horse trails, groups and clubs, show facilities, U of M research, ect. Save the jobs that are here and create 1000s more. It is time for this to happen, this year!
A recent KSTP poll indicated that 79% of Minnesotans supported slots at Canterbury. Racino brings $100,000,000 in new revenue for the state, 200-500 new jobs and support for the outstate horse industy to MN. Why doesn't the MN Senate and House get this bill out of committee for a vote, instead of seeking to raise our taxes and user fees? Is the Indian casino lobby that strong in MN that it stops good legislation? Urge your legislature to support racino and not tax increases.
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