John Montford: The TT Interview

It's a perennial question at the Capitol: Are the potential perils of casinos worth the prospect of the millions in tax revenue their proponents advertise?

The answer from lawmakers up to now, has always been no.

When the question comes up during the next legislative session, a former legislator will be among the proponents asking lawmakers to reconsider. John Montford is a former Lubbock County district attorney, state senator (he chaired the State Affairs and Finance committees at various times), chancellor of the Texas Tech University System and onetime executive with AT&T and General Motors.

Now the former ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up