Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Doyle: "Less Is More--Don't You Belive Me?"

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, wiped out the State deficit, lowered property taxes, and increased the State's take on casinos.

So reads Jim Doyle's (D-Highest Bidder) campaign literature.

That puts [Potowatomi Casino's] gross revenue for the 2005-'06 fiscal year at $304 million, or $20 million more than the Milwaukee casino took in in the prior year.

The tribe paid $43.6 million to the state in February, essentially a payment covering the 2004-'05 fiscal year, and $24 million July 1 for the most recent fiscal year.

The state payment declined based on a formula negotiated by Gov. Jim Doyle, even though casino revenue grew. Doyle administration officials have said he secured a higher casino payment rate from the Potawatomi and other tribes three years ago to help solve a state budget deficit.

...and the Queen said to Alice, "Words mean exactly what I SAY they mean."

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