Texas State Senators in Tricky Search for Money

It’s not just that state Sen. Robert Duncan doesn’t like gambling. He doesn’t think he could get legalized casinos out of his Senate State Affairs Committee, or out of the full Senate. And why, the Lubbock Republican asks, would you waste the Senate’s time on something that might not win approval in the House?

Better to wait.

In the meantime, the senator — assigned with several colleagues to find some new sources of money that can’t be called taxes — says he’ll take another week or so to get that job done.

The mission is to find $5 billion to ...

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