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Florida economist casts doubt on tribal casino job figures
Tallahassee, Florida (AP)
The Legislature’s top economist is warning lawmakers that the Seminole Tribe’s promise of jobs and an economic jolt from their planned casino expansions will provide may come with costs.
The Seminoles say if lawmakers approve the agreement they signed with Gov. Crist to expand gambling, it could create 45,000 jobs and add $4.5 billion to the state’s economy when new hotels and convention facilities are built.
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