Clock Ticking on $2B Search to Balance Pennsylvania Budget

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Primarily, House Republican leadership has pushed to allow up to 40,000 slot machine-style video gambling terminals in bars and truck stops across the state. They tout it as a big money maker for the state, flushing hundreds of millions of dollars into the bank accounts of establishment owners and the state and local governments. Critics -- including Wolf's Department of Revenue -- counter that it is unlikely to raise money within a year and, when it does, it will cannibalize revenue from the casinos and lottery games that already feed cash to state programs.