Earlier this week, Texas Insider wrote an article following the first House Licensing Committee hearing this year. The hearing prompted an immediate response from an organized faction of five Tea Party groups who wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst strongly opposing the expansion of gambling in Texas.
The Tea Party groups wrote in support of cutting wasteful spending, but stressed that using casinos and racinos to generate revenue has failed miserably in other states like Illinois, Colorado, and Maryland where revenues generated from casinos were much less than anticipated and not spent on their intended programs. It is crucial that Texas follows the pattern that history has shown and not legalizing gambling in the state because it will only lead to more serious problems in the future.
Please read the full letter and article at Texas Insider’s website.