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Cash in on vices

Published January 11, 2013 5:36 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Utah lawmaker: Let's use booze profit for schools" (Tribune, Jan. 9):

The state is directly involved in liquor sales and indirectly involved with tobacco sales through taxes.

Considering its involvement in these vices, why not participate in one of the lotteries and allocate the profits to schools?

This would end a lot of driving by Utahns to adjacent states with lotteries. Those Mormons and others who object do not need to participate, just as they don't have to smoke or imbibe.

Jack Binch

Sandy