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Fight brews over Ohio's Issue 6 casino measure
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 11:00:29 AM
These days, the ads fly like mad. Vote yes - Issue 6 means millions of dollars for Ohio governments. Vote no - Issue 6 does not promise a penny. What the heck are they talking about?
Issue 6 is a proposal on the November ballot that would change the Ohio Constitution to allow a $600 million, 94-acre casino resort off Interstate 71 near Wilmington, northeast of Cincinnati. It authorizes that specific casino only.
According to the amendment, the casino would be taxed up to 30 percent of its gambling revenue. That money would pay for government regulation and gambling treatment programs, with the remainder doled out to Ohio's counties - 10 percent to the casino's home Clinton County, and the rest among Ohio's 87 other counties, based on population.
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