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Mark Binker at the Greensboro News & Record has the latest on Governor Beverly Perdue’s thinking about how to raise revenue to address the $3.7 billion state budget shortfall—legalizing video poker.
With the industry still operating and the state facing a $3.7 billion budget deficit, Perdue is giving serious consideration to some form or legalization.
“I think I can safely say she is considering the fact that this industry…will constantly seek the loopholes in any law passed to shut them down,” said Chrissy Pearson , a spokeswoman for the Democratic governor.
Do we really want to go down that road?