How casino revenue is spent in Miss. causes riff

Jun 3, 2013 8:04 PM

Just how money, diverted from casino revenue and applied toward schools, should be spent has caused a riff in Greenville, Mississippi.

So far, the school fund, totaling $170,000 a year, has been going into the school’s budget. But a change in the law, passed in July of 2012, permits the money to be applied toward “voluntary character development or public service programs of the school.”

Greenville Mayor John Cox would like the casino revenues to be applied for these school programs. But, the school hierarchy points out that the school budget has been underfunded by about $17 million for the last four years.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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