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Objects in Mirror: February 8, 2009 Archive

More slot machines for state revenue?

Posted at 10:33 AM on February 8, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

It seems like just last week - because it was - that Minnesota's DFL Representative Phyllis Kahn and Republican Senator Dick Day were suggesting that slot machines could bring in state revenue. Now DFL State Sen. Chuck Wiger says he'll propose a Minn. bill that would allow video slot machines in bars:

State Sen. Chuck Wiger says video slot machines in bars and the airport could raise more than $1 billion for the state each year.
What do you think of that? Does it make sense to cut smoking in bars, but then introduce gambling? Share your opinion on using slot machines to boost state revenue.

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