This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
What nontribal gambling interests and their supporters haven’t been able to accomplish at the ballot box, they’re trying to make happen now in the Legislature.
House Bill 2786 deserves the same fate as past gambling ballot measures voters decided on: rejection.
The legislation sounds innocuous enough, enabling nontribal casinos to offer electronic versions of the cardboard scratch tickets they already sell. And there’s a carrot for legislators trying to close a big budget gap: Some of the proceeds would go to education, health and human services, and public safety.
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