First, the Senate votes to increase lottery advertising to convince more people to throw away their money because the state refuses to raise revenue fairly and honestly. It’s no secret that low-income people play the lottery disproportionately more as a percentage of their income.
Then we hear that lawmakers are considering allowing lottery ticket sales in liquor stores and on terminals in bars and apps on smartphones, anything to entice people to play.
Now comes the news that lottery officials are selling tickets that smell like barbecue when you scratch them.
Sure does make you proud to live in such a classy state, doesn’t it?