A bill proposed by Democrat Frank Turner would reduce the percentage of proceeds set aside for slots to go to purses from 5.5% to 2%, capping supplements at $50 million.
Of course, this deceit would be easier to take if it were going to a great cause, but instead it is just to increase the Maryland lottery's share for running the VLTs. Certainly, the lottery deserves compensation for its duties in this matter but that money is already built into the legislation that has already passed. Why would Turner be looking for more money to go in that direction?
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