GEOFF PENDER: Mississippi lottery’s time has come ’round at last

Creation of a Mississippi lottery appears inevitable, if not during the Legislature’s 2018 or 2019 sessions, then by those elected or reelected to take office in 2020.

If lawmakers don’t pass one soon, I predict it will become an irresistible populist issue for the 2019 elections. To hear some potential candidates speaking lately, it already is.

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