Board of Supervisors’ casino resolution

If you did not have a chance to see the Linn County Board of Supervisors’ resolution on casinos yesterday, the official, signed version of the resolution is attached.

I noticed the following stories in the news:

I also noticed the lack of balance about other contributions from casino investors to elected officials. For example,

One major Cedar Crossing investor has given the Governor Branstad Committee $24,200 over the years.

Another Cedar Crossing investor and his/her/their likely relatives has given Supervisor Oleson $900 over the years, Supervisor Rogers $400 over the years, and Supervisor Harris $100 over the years.

And an investor in the Wild Rose project has given Supervisor Rogers $500, Supervisor Oleson $250 $500, and Supervisor Harris $400 over the years.

So if contributions are really creating an “optics” problem for one casino, then maybe the news media should do their job and look at the donations to other elected officials to see if other “optics” problems exist?

You can check the campaign finance reports yourself by going to Check the box CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMITTEES and the box CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AN INDIVIDUAL. -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

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