Rockford Mayor Proposes 70/30 Split For Casino Revenues

May 9, 2013

Credit Larry Morrissey

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey has outlined his plan for dividing revenues for a proposed casino. Morrissey wants the city to keep 70 percent of revenues, with the remaining 30 percent going to the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning.  State lawmakers are debating a gambling expansion plan that includes a Rockford casino. Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen calls the proposal "one-sided."

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SB1739 includes a 50/50 revenue share between the city and the county.

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Morrissey talking points from May 8, 2013 news conference
Credit city of Rockford

In a news release, Morrissey says the city should be governed at the local level and not by the state.