Dahlkemper headed to Harrisburg to fight for gaming revenue

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ERIE, Pa. — After a Supreme Court ruling in September put Erie County’s gaming revenue money in question, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper is headed to Harrisburg to negotiate.

Dahlkemper will testify before the State Gaming Oversight Committee on Tuesday about how the loss of gaming money will impact Erie County.

Dahlkemper will urge committee members to use the 120-day window granted by the court to revise the provision to allow municipalities to continue to receive gaming funds.

“Tough inequities in the gaming law must be addressed, it is vial to Erie County and other host communities that the spirit of the original law be maintained – keeping local funds local,” Dahlkemper said in a news release.

Erie County annually receives $11 million in gaming funds each year.

The September ruling struck down a local share assessment that required casinos to pay a portion of gross revenues to their host communities. 

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