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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?

One Comment

  1. William Murrat

    February 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    If we have to depend on these slimy little smoke-filled parlors for tax revenue, then I think we have reached the bottom. Although harmless in nature, they drain the pockets of low income citizens who can hardly afford it. The lottery is bad enough, but these are even worse.

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