Top of the Morning

Top of the morning

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.

Check Also

Anthony Scaramucci thought HB2 was “shameful”

Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, was ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The UNC Board of Governors is holding its last meeting of 2017 Friday, where the latest of its many [...]

Just south of Candler off the Pisgah Highway is a lovely piece of property on Little Piney Mountain [...]

Veteran North Carolina education policy expert Kris Nordstrom has authored a new and vitally importa [...]

When Joni Robbins, a section chief in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, closes bidding next [...]

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the cu [...]

Trumpists prepare to raze another vital common good law It’s hard to keep up these days with the flo [...]

The post That’s how ‘Humbug’ is done appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more