Revenue Sharing in Wisconsin
Over the last three years, tribes in Wisconsin have contributed $196 million to the state under current revenue-sharing provisions in the tribal-state compacts. This is big money being kicked back to the state compared to the prior compact provisions, and also is big in relation to revenue sharing in most other states.
The compacts have been subject to convoluted litigation in state court, as Kathryn detailed in her article, "Caught in the Middle: How State Politics, State Law, and State Courts Constrain Tribal Influence over Indian Gaming" (90 Marquette Law Review, pp. 971-1008 (2007)).
It’s worth exploring how the state is using those newfound dollars. General fund? Public schools? Budget offsets? Feel free to drop us a line if you’ve looked into that.
Read more at Tribes Yield Big Profits, in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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