MICHIGAN CITY – The municipal budget for 2020 will be slashed by nearly $7 million if an ordinance introduced before the Michigan City Common Council last week is passed.

Councilman Bryant Dabney, chairman of the council’s Finance Committee, explained that the city did not bring in enough revenue in 2020 to cover all the expenses originally accounted for in the budget.

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I don't know the exact figures and I'm open to a correction, but let's use 20 years as a number to start with. Let's say the Blue Chip Casino has been here for 20 years. I've HEARD that they give the city $10 million/year. That's $200 million and I can't think of anything this city has done to spend $200 million. Ohio St with matching funds, Franciscan Parkway with matching funds and a parking lot at the park. I know there's other incidentals, but where is the accounting for this type of monies. Can't say Lafayette/Barker storm sewer project, because it never was finished. Maybe the Boulevard beautification took a bunch. Just curious

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