The CNMI House voted to give Rota $500,000 dollars for start-up costs of their casino. Merry Christmas!
But I'm feeling decidedly like Scrooge. $500,000 is a lot of money that could do more good used elsewhere, like at PSS or DPS or CHC.
The large majority of people in Saipan voted against casinos. And the CNMI's overwhelming majority of population is in Saipan.
So if the people of Rota want a casino, which THEY voted for, let them pay for it themselves. Bah Humbug!