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 Democratic ...