And it is all BULLSHIT.
WXYZ VIDEO: Wayne County Exec. Ficano responds to audit critical of Pinnacle deal
Detroit Free Press
Audit says Wayne County blew $35.2 million on investment plan
Both the Newspaper and flip side on WXYZ are making Bob Ficano out some devious schemer when he’s anything but. Let’s get something straight here on both of these news media outlets including the Free Press quoting some off the wall right-wing source ( Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Capitol Confidential ) that Michael LaFaive of the Mackinac Center is apart of. I addressed these group long ago when nothing but bashings of this Race Track were constantly being bombarded on.
Yet The Michigan Capitol Confidential eventually came out with was a very accurate article WHY Pinnacle never had a chance from the beginning.
‘Schizophrenic’ State Planning.
The state of Michigan and Wayne County showered millions upon millions of tax dollars on the Pinnacle Race Course in Huron Township in 2008. The track was seen as the start of a tourist attraction that would draw fans from surrounding states and Canada, create thousands of jobs and generate millions in state revenue.
Yet state legislators and state government roadblocks were damaging the very project they were pumping millions of dollars of incentives into, leading to what one expert called a “schizophrenic behavior.”
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WWJ-95am reported that the Casino Won’t Have To Be Ran Under MGCB Casino Rules.
Herb Strather who has a criminal past is behind this so-called Charity Casino at the St. Regis at 3071 West Grand Boulevard that had it’s grand opening Thursday evening April 14, 2011.
The MGCB contacted and called an emergency meeting for the MIHBPA today Thursday April 14, 2011 in Lansing.
Then they Cancelled it.
MGCB MEETING CANCELLED!!!! for Thur. 12/14… No reason given, but will be scheduled for another time.
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Wednesday evening was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s first address to the state.
I want to focus on specific key points of his inaugural speech on Jan. 1st, and I want to show clear cut statistics how much more the horse racing Industry can contribute to the State of Michigan.
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