May 01, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020

Jobs, local aid set to flow from Everett casino

Colin Young ,

State House News Service / The Salem News

In a report published Wednesday, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said the state is "essentially on pace"to collect its anticipated $138 million in gaming revenue this fiscal year and can expect to collect $294 million in fiscal year 2020, which will begin about a week after Encore Boston Harbor's anticipated opening date. More than a third of that revenue — $107 million in fiscal 2020 — will go to cities and towns as local aid. Gaming revenue will account for nine percent of all unrestricted local aid, MTF said.