By MICHAEL SHANNONAssociated PressAUGUSTa, Ga.
(AP) The Georgia Legislature was left scrambling Tuesday to get its legislative session back on track after a $100 million win by a casino in the state that had been plagued by corruption and legal problems.
Nathan Deal called the win a major victory for the state and its lawmakers, who were trying to pass a budget to shore up the economy as it faces a massive debt crisis and the opioid crisis.
Deal, who campaigned on an overhaul of Georgia’s criminal justice system, said the win will put the state on its feet.
Deal said the $100 billion deal with the Fair Go casino in downtown Atlanta shows that the state can work with the casinos, the state’s largest casino operator, to create jobs and bring back businesses that have been abandoned by the state for decades.
The state’s second-largest casino operator won its contract after a deal to buy and lease the property from the Atlanta-based hotel and casino operator.
Deal says the $110 million in winnings for the casino represents a 40 percent premium to the $75 million Fair Go had paid the state.
Deal says the state has also won $10 million in fees to run the casino.
The Fair Go victory marks the latest major victory in the Georgia state’s fight to fight corruption.
Georgia is among the states that has struggled to overhaul its criminal justice and judicial systems and is struggling to contain the growing opioid crisis that has affected tens of thousands of Georgians.
Deal has been trying to overhaul the criminal justice process and has vowed to overhaul state prisons.
The Georgia legislature passed a budget bill that includes sweeping reforms to the state prison system and is expected to pass another in coming weeks.
The new budget would cut more than $1 billion from prison operations and increase prison overcrowding, among other changes.
The Republican governor also has said he will seek a second term, a term that could be in jeopardy if a Democratic challenger is elected governor in 2020.
Posted October 27, 2018 10:09:38The cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Fair is about to get their own show.
The series, which has a total of nine episodes, is based on the novel by David Foster Wallace and is expected to debut on Netflix in the fall of 2019.
The cast of The Fair includes Jane Levy, Lillian Hellman, Sarah Lacey, Nick Offerman, James McAvoy, John Slattery, and Katee Sackhoff.
The show is a joint venture between Netflix and The Fair Productions, which is run by David Stern and Steven Levy.
The Fair has a very tight relationship with the fairgrounds, and there are plenty of fairgoers that will be on hand to witness the show’s filming.
The Fair has been a major part of the entertainment community for decades, and is often seen as a symbol of community spirit and community spirit.
“We’re all going to have to be part of that,” Stern said.
“That’s the whole thing.”
In addition to Stern, The Fair’s production team includes David Zaslav, David Charnas, Jeff Pomerantz, and Alex Kaplan.
The producers are also producing the upcoming film The Fair, which stars Jack Black as the character Mr. Fair.
“I’m excited to be a part of it,” Levy said.
“The Fair” will be produced by Stern Productions, the same production company behind “Cinderella,” “Taken,” and the upcoming Disney film “Frozen.”
The series will be written and directed by Noah Oppenheim.