Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Gambling defies odds, returns as school solution | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas/Southwest: "As the Legislature convened again to devise a new way of paying for schools, some lawmakers and lobbyists argued that taxes and fees on slot machines would provide a massive cash infusion.

But Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that lawmakers could solve the school-finance riddle without gambling revenue. Besides, he said, supporters don't have the votes to push the measure through the House.

'The chances of that this year are rather slim,' said Mr. Perry, whose school-finance proposal does not include additional gambling revenue."


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