Who benefits from Question 1?

Establishing an entertainment venue in York County will generate $248.1 million in tax revenues over the first five years without raising taxes — revenues that will help fund much-needed resources throughout the state, including support for K-12 and higher education, senior citizens, our veterans, our Native American tribes, agriculture, the horseracing industry, and more.

How would a gaming and entertainment venue in York County help the state of Maine?

  • Keep property taxes down
  • Provide more funding for healthcare
  • Create job and career opportunities
  • Support veterans and senior citizens
  • Support our Native American tribes
  • Increase sales for local businesses
  • Boost the economy of the host town
  • Extend the duration of tourism season

Projected tax revenue from the proposed York county gaming and entertainment venue:

Dollars in Estimated Total Tax Distribution

Department of Education for Grades K–12

$11,071,982+

Department of Health/Human Services (Disabled)

$1,009,606+

Maine State General Fund

$1,929,410+

Sire Stake’s Fund

$3,028,817+

College Scholarships

$3,028,817+

Local Native American Tribes

$1,009,606+

Gambling Control Board

$325,308+

Gambling Addiction Prevention

$100,000+

Reduction in Property Taxes (Statewide)

$3,028,817+

Drug Education Initiatives

$1,009,606+

Maine’s Harness Racing Industry

$10,096,058+

Agricultural Fair Support Fund

$3,028,817+

Fund to Encourage Horse Racing

$2,019,212+

Local Municipality

$1,226,478+

Veteran’s Assistance Fund

$216,872+

Paid for and authorized by Progress for Maine, Mark G. Filler, Treasurer, 477 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Portland, ME 04101

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