Governor Strickland proposes a poor tax. Well, technically, it’s a tax on the mathematically challenged and people lacking self control, but there’s a lot of overlap in those groups.
This also reverses the Governor’s longstanding opposition to gambling, or at least opposition to gambling as long as he really didn’t need the money.
There’s also the small matter of having 4 or so gambling referendums defeated at the polls in recent memory, but with this much money on the table, a loophole will be found.
Interesting to note that a similar experiment in Rhode Island is ending in bankruptcy, so betting on gambling isn’t exactly a sure thing.