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Policy Watch report helps spur Wilmington Star News editorial

The Wilmington Star News ran an editorial this morning that’s critical of the state’s use of the lottery as a “slush fund.” It was clearly spurred by Sarah Ovaska’s excellent special report last week (“Scratch and shift; lottery giving education smaller share”).

The editorial seems to call for a constitutional amendment to “guarantee that lottery money will be spent only on education.” This may be a good idea.

A better one might be to scrap the whole thing as part of a comprehensive tax reform package.

 

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