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LOTTERY: Scratch this idea to help farms

House Bill 1398 suggests that horses fare better on the farm if we make hay through the lottery.

While HB 1398 begins admirably enough with an all-American emphasis on the rural lifestyle. Who isn’t for cows and kids and barnyard smells? Yet to seek a dedicated source of funding for farms via scratch tickets has more the aroma of cow-pies than apple pie, given horses in the pasture will share equal gambling profits with racehorses on the track.

Adding to recipients of lottery revenue – education, stadiums and veterans – HB 1398 would divvy up 50/50 a further slice of

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