Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Follow those stories

So the PG used both of these headlines for the same story about the same data: 

July table games revenues fall short of state's projection

State's a big winner in table games

Whatever... The longer version explains the taxing of table games as "Fourteen percent goes to the state's general fund, and the other 2 percent is split between the host municipality and county." Which is mostly true, but I thought for us some of the local share was siphoned off for the libraries before anyone gets it?   We'll see later today what the latest slots numbers look like, but thus far table games have not had a lot of boost to those numbers as yet.  Whether table games will wind up being a net gain for local tax revenues is still to be seen.


Anonymous BrianTH said...

I thought the city/county 1%/1% was almost all supposed to go to libraries: 1% to the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh, and 0.85% to the Allegheny County Library Association. The remaining 0.15% would go to VisitMonroeville.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "falls short" headline should have read "well short".

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:51:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

The remaining 0.15% would go to VisitMonroeville.

I assume this is to show that you can spend money in ways with a lower expected return than a slot machine.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:51:00 PM  

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