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Texas Democrats plan ballot measure on casinos

Texas Democrats want voters to decide is the Lone Star State should legalize casinos to fund public education.

According to a blog item from the Houston Chronicle, the Texas Democratic Party is planning a nonbinding question will appear on the party’s March 6 primary election ballot.

“We want to see where Texans stand on this issue,” said Anthony Gutierrez, a party spokesperson.

Gutierrez told the newspaper the Republican-controlled legislature “decimated” education in Texas and the state has to come up with “new ways to fund our children’s future.”

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