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Monday, February 9, 2009

Gambling with the legislature

Posted By on Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:03 AM

The lottery is expected to move to center stage at the legislature this week.

Also: the bill to repeal the tax on charitable bingo is to come before a committee. To the latter: Just Say No. The bill is mostly an effort to deregulate bingo and return it to its former status as a winked-at operation that made lots of illicit money for some operators. What's needed is more regulation to ensure that all truly are charity games and not merely fronts for gambling businesses. The governor seems willing to accept a reduction in the tax. That's more consideration than the gambling house operators deserve.

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