Washington County Gets Lots from Slots

Just having written about the off ledger nature of the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Budget, how its debt ceiling has been raised often since the 1990s, and the projects it has funded we have to give some attention to the economic and community development industry that is being created by gaming money.

We have written before about the money that was handed out from Act 53 to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia but just today Washington County got $11 million in funding for development projects from audio/video equipment at California University to the Washington County Marketing Initiative to soccer fields to sanitary sewer improvements. There’s money for municipal plans, traffic plans, and home repair.

None of the $11 million is directed at property tax relief, which is a separate pot of money from gaming.