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Analysis: In a recession, turning to sin might save the Texas budget

The pandemic-induced recession punched a hole in the Texas budget that lawmakers will try to patch when their session starts in January. And a hole in the state's finances almost always starts a conversation about how to raise money. This time, marijuana and casinos are in the spotlight.

Dried hemp plant with leaves and stems on Jan. 23, 2020.

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