WILKES-BARRE — City council will help the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino move forward, even though the project is located outside Wilkes-Barre.
At a special meeting Thursday, council voted to apply for state grant funding to assist with the $500 million project in Plains Township. The city will join Plains Township to ask for up to $15 million over the next five years for the casino, a project that Wilkes-Barre council members said would benefit all of Luzerne County.
WTF. This whole gambling thing is supposed to create a never ending stream of tax money not cost the public treasury. A friend of mine recently opened a lawn mower repair business and didn't get a dime of taxpayer money. How did he do it?