CASINOS WON'T HELP
SCHOOL FUNDING PROBLEMS


Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
07/30/2004
Casino won't help

A commercial urging Missouri voters to approve Amendment 1, the Rockaway Beach casino amendment, states that it will take only one casino to solve job problems, state budgeting problems and school funding problems.

Missouri already has several casinos, and they all promised the same thing Rockaway Beach proponents are promising. But we still have unemployment issues, state budget problems and school funding problems.

In the past year, Missourians saw a huge fight over the state budget, and in April, 114 school districts asked for increased taxes to fund the schools. Can anyone tell me why one more casino will help?

Deborah Wirtel
Oakville, MO
St. Louis County