Cigarette tax and lottery ticket revenue is now an important part of our state’s income. We all know that smoking and gambling are bad things; our government allows them because it needs the cash. It appears that the next decade is going to be tough, so why don’t we just cut through all the moral red tape -- it’s time for our state to legalize prostitution and medicinal marijuana. It’s time to have a casino on the Charles.
It’s going to happen eventually, so why not get ahead of the curve. Use the new revenue to improve our schools, subsidize college tuitions and pay down the debt.