I’m a Maryland voter. On the big-ticket issues I’ve already made up my mind, but on “Question 2” I’m undecided. Maryland wants to introduce legalized slots gambling to the failing horse-racing industry. The funds will go towards education, but also towards subsidizing the horse racing.
I live in a neighborhood that’s pretty distressed, and I’d like to see it bounce back. If Question 2 is going to make education better in my neighborhood, I’ll vote for it. But if it’s going to add token funding increases and also increase crime, I’d rather vote against it. My problem is that both arguments seem plausible and I haven’t seen any studies demonstrating the effects of legal slots on regional crime and education.
SDMB has the power to convince me to vote Yea or Neigh. Do your worst!