Twin River's EVP Marc Crisafulli testified, and our independent expert confirmed, there is a SIGNIFICANT taxpayer overpayment within the fine print of the proposed gaming contract. To give the estimated $660M overpayment context, listed below are a few government functions that those monies could be allocated to vs the lucrative overpayment to two already well paid businesses currently benefiting in the contract.
Besides the education funds equivalent to $660M listed below, here are a few others to give a perspective:
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