Exactly how cash-strapped Illinois’ fortunes shake out with the state’s long-awaited gambling expansion remain to be seen, though the first numbers appear to illustrate the wagering option’s popularity — at least for now.
That’s a nearly 18 percent increase over the previous year.
Combined the St. Louis-area casinos made a $96.2 million in June.
Figures released Wednesday show Missouri’s net revenues were up 3.1 percent through April.
Arch Coal Inc. says its first-quarter earnings slumped due to a weak U.S. market for coal used to generate electricity.
Four bills were presented to the committee that would pear down tax credits in Missouri
If the measure is approved by the voters, later this year, there would be a cap of annual spending.
Governor Nixon is expected to talk jobs, budget in tonight’s address.
Future state spending would be capped under a measure passed by the House Budget Committee Wednesday.
The estimate predicts total revenue of roughly $7.6 billion in the 2013 fiscal year.