Thursday, October 25, 2012

VIDEO: Anti-Gambling Ad Features Comptroller Peter Franchot: "It Is a Lie to Say New Casino Will Bring New Education Dollars"

Below Maryland Juice provides the latest TV ad from opponents of gambling expansion. The spot below urges a "vote against" Question 7 and features Comptroller Peter Franchot's criticism of the effort:
PETER FRANCHOT: It is a lie to say that the existing slots program or the new casino that’s proposed in Question 7 will bring in new education dollars.

The key claim in the ad is that if question 7 passes, there is no guarantee that gambling revenue will be used for education spending:

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