Monday, March 31, 2008

MN officials and local media finally concede.....smoking bans have caused loss of up to $100 million in charitable gambling proceeds annually

That story can be found here:

Historical data suggests the (Minnesota) smoking-ban related decline in receipts could top $100 million a year.

This is the largest drop in receipts since lawful charitable gaming was first regulated by the state in 1985.

Meanwhile, local and state lawmakers have done their very best to officially ignore the 175+ bars and restaurants closed and tens of thousands of jobs eliminated by these same bans:

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