Minnesota’s untouchable monopoly

Our reader Gary Larson has a good column in tomorrow’s Star Tribune. (Unfortunately, the Sunday Star Tribune apparently does not include a letter or any other piece noting problems with the Scheerly disgusting column the Strib ran on Friday.) Gary observes that in the money-wrenching budget battle Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been fighting with the state’s senate DFL majority, the DFL has protected the Indian casino gaming monopoly rather than allow the creation of a taxpaying competitor. Gary seems to have a pretty good handle on this otherwise inexplicable behavior: “Tribes’ influence leads DFL to pass up a revenue source.”

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