A referendum on a state lottery is upon us. At this time, it appears the people of the state of Tennessee will be given an opportunity to vote on whether or not they want a lottery. It also appears that our state legislators have deferred their fiscal responsibilities for a reasonable state budget onto the shoulders of the people. So much for legislative leadership.
Arguments are being made pro and con on the validity of a state lottery. Those who support a state lottery argue that lottery monies would be good for Tennessee