Gambling with the legislature | Arkansas Blog

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.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Speaking of the Clinton Foundation: Returns in maize and beans

    A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results.
    • Sep 6, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation