Bill for slots at horse tracks gets Capitol look

May 4, 2011 Read more: TwinCities.com
The proposal to add casino-style gambling to at least two Minnesota horse-racing tracks gets its first committee hearing of the current legislative session. Read more
Nostradumass

Maple Plain, MN

#1 May 4, 2011
They've proposed that money be used to pay for job-creation initiatives.

Please define that for me.
Lars

Fennville, MI

#2 May 4, 2011
For years Minnesotan politicians have been squandering and wasting money like a pack of drunken pigs until they've created a huge deficit. So they have two options:

1) Grow up and stop spending so much money.

2) Find a minority with money and take it away from them.

And we know if the Indians are mugged for their cash, Zygi will be getting some.

Our Legislators are disgusting.
BBOY

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 4, 2011
Lars wrote:
For years Minnesotan politicians have been squandering and wasting money like a pack of drunken pigs until they've created a huge deficit. So they have two options:
1) Grow up and stop spending so much money.
2) Find a minority with money and take it away from them.
And we know if the Indians are mugged for their cash, Zygi will be getting some.
Our Legislators are disgusting.
Where does it say we are "mugging minorities"? The tribal casinos will continue operating, tax free mind you. As a monopoly they are probably upset at possible competition, but this is not "a mugging". Please explain your racist charges.
Slim

San Francisco, CA

#4 May 4, 2011
Gambling funds aren't a given. People will have an option to gamble where they want. If that means going to a state owned casino, rather than Mystic Lake, then that is the gambler's perogative.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#5 May 4, 2011
Nostradumass wrote:
They've proposed that money be used to pay for job-creation initiatives.
Please define that for me.
I agree with you 100%. It sounds like the "legacy bill" a select group of people/politicians will decide who, and who gets how much of this job creating money. I don't like this bill for that very reason. I thought that the original racino bill would be used to help build 1/3 of the Vikings Stadium, build schools, roads, and bridges. We know that creates construction jobs, and jobs to the companies that provide the materials, services, engineering.

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