Did arnold promise no new taxes?

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  1. DKSuddeth

    DKSuddeth Senior Member

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    new gaming compacts

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed new Indian gambling compacts with representatives of five California tribes Monday in a deal that's estimated to bring in at least $1 billion for the current budget and annual payments afterward of at least $250 million a year.

    The new deal also allows the tribes to increase their casinos' number of slot machines beyond the current 2,000-per-tribe cap. Those extra machines are expected to help pay the $1 billion this year and the annual payments until 2030.

    To pay the money to the state, the tribes will sell bonds that will generate the $1 billion and then the annual payments for 18 years, until the bonds are paid off. Then the tribes will make direct payments to the state until the end of the compact period.

    The agreement also allows Schwarzenegger to fulfill a campaign promise to have tribes pay a greater share of their income to the state.

    Schwarzenegger's budget plan incorporates the higher fees from tribes with casinos, and administration officials have said much of the money will go to repay money borrowed from the transportation trust fund.
  2. Gaebolg

    Gaebolg Guest

    I don't live in California, so I didn't pay much attention to his campaign promises. However, how is Arnie doing over there? I haven't heard him get blasted in the press about the crappy job he is doing yet, so I assume he is doing alright.

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