Despite criticism that it relies to heavily on gambling revenue, a bill attempting to raise enough money to fully fund public education passes its first hurdle in the House. The bill uses a variety of methods to raise $177-Million, the bulk of which comes from gambling, a mistake says St. Joseph Representative Charlie Shields. He says not only is the state addicted to gambling, but has made the education lobby a co-dependent. Shields predicts the legislature will be pressured to lift loss limits next year to raise additional funding for education.
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