Then-Gov. Haley Barbour offers Coast lawmakers a signature pen after signing the casino incentive bill in 2009. The tax incentives encouraged casino developers to build golf courses, hotels, convention facilities and other non-gambling attractions, giving the developers a 30 percent sales-tax rebate for tourism projects. Barbour now is lobbying for casinos in Georgia.
Then-Gov. Haley Barbour offers Coast lawmakers a signature pen after signing the casino incentive bill in 2009. The tax incentives encouraged casino developers to build golf courses, hotels, convention facilities and other non-gambling attractions, giving the developers a 30 percent sales-tax rebate for tourism projects. Barbour now is lobbying for casinos in Georgia. Rogelio V. Solis AP File
Then-Gov. Haley Barbour offers Coast lawmakers a signature pen after signing the casino incentive bill in 2009. The tax incentives encouraged casino developers to build golf courses, hotels, convention facilities and other non-gambling attractions, giving the developers a 30 percent sales-tax rebate for tourism projects. Barbour now is lobbying for casinos in Georgia. Rogelio V. Solis AP File