Inside Intelligence: Gambling Will Be...

With lawmakers promising not to raise taxes but increasingly uncomfortable with the amount of budget-cutting that might be required, gambling promoters who want to legalize slot machines and casinos in Texas are circling.

A majority of voters in our latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll say casinos are okay with them and are also one of only a couple of new revenue sources they'd consider acceptable. So we queried our insiders to see whether they think this legislative session — unlike the 2003 wrestle with the budget and the 2004-05 efforts to rewrite school finance formulas — will ...

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