DOVER — A $46 million proposal to assist Delaware casinos has been released by the Lottery Gaming & Study Commission and sent to legislative lawyers to be crafted into legislation.
Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgtown, sits on the nine-person commission and was one of five members who voted for the proposal's release during a Jan. 22 meeting in Dover. He said he voted to release the plan so the full General Assembly can discuss it.
Pettyjohn said he takes exception to the idea that the Lottery Gaming & Study Commission has moved forward a proposal to bail out the state's casinos.
There's no other industry in the state where the state takes 60 percent of profits before any bills are paid, Pettyjohn said Jan. 27. He said the proposal would not give money to the casinos; it would reduce what the state would otherwise take away.