From Let Texans Decide Spokesman John T. Montford:
At Let Texans Decide, we are interested in passing legislation that would allow Texas voters to choose whether our state should expand gaming opportunities in Texas. As you know, the matter of expanded gaming in Texas has historically been a contentious one, and in my opinion, has also been too much of an “insider” game.
As a former legislator myself, I know how issues that should be simple get infinitely more complicated when dealt with at the Capitol.
This is why I'm hosting a roundtable in Houston to discuss the economic future of Texas, how to balance our budget, and the level at which citizens should be engaged in shaping these matters.
As I’m sure you know, one of the fronts on which a major battle will occur this session is on the issue of letting Texans decide whether or not to expand gaming in our state. At Let Texans Decide, we believe citizens, not the politicians in Austin, should have the right to make their voices heard on this issue through a constitutional amendment vote.
Agree? Disagree? Have questions or concerns about what will inevitably be a contentious issue in Austin this coming year? As the spokesman for Let Texans Decide, I value the insights of our state's citizens, and hope you’ll join me at this round table. This is a great chance to make your voice heard, as I'll be taking the opinions I hear while traveling the state back to Austin.
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Let Texans Decide
Let Texans Decide is a coalition of state business leaders, horsemen, community organizations, and Texas citizens who are fed up with watching $2.5 billion leave our border annually to Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico. We are tired of the political wrangling in Austin that has stopped Texans from deciding once and for all the fate of casino-style gaming in our state.