When I was a Plymouth State College student in 1963, New Hampshire became the first state to legalize a state lottery. It was meant to fund education, and for 50 years the state has been trying to finagle a way to pay for education without inconveniencing taxpayers. The latest effort is the Trojan Horse of casino gambling.
Full disclosure. I was uncomfortable with the lottery in 1963 and I remain uncomfortable with funding state services with gambling revenue. But when confronted by a controversy, I research the issue to find out how others view it. Here is what I found:
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Cynthia Chase is a representative in the New Hampshire House. She lives in Keene.