Casino Tax Revenue Could Build Fairfield Co. Jail

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Sep 6, 2012 8:06 am

Gamblers may end up paying for a new lockup in Fairfield County.

Counties around the state are beginning to receive their first payouts from casino-tax revenue. 
 
Fairfield County could use its share to help build a much-needed new jail.
 
A new jail has been discussed for about a decade in the county of about 147,000 residents, where the surge in inmates has kept the facility overcrowded. 
 
County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the casino-tax funding idea Oct. 4.
 
The first quarterly payouts from the state began arriving early last month, leading to discussions in many counties about how to spend the money.
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