Be done with it.

 

Reading today's edition of the Concord Monitor and the statements of Governor Lynch about the budget and the casino gaming proposals.

"Yesterday, Lynch, a Democrat, told reporters that "gambling is off the table for this year" and said he had told lawmakers he would create a commission to study the pros, cons and possibilities of expanded gambling for the future."- Concord Monitor.

Creating a commission to study the pros, cons and possibilities of expanded gambling for the future. Now there's a novel idea. New Hampshire needs another commission. Or does it? Is it politically advantageous for Governor Lynch to make this move? If his office doesn't support the ideas of casinos in New Hampshire shouldn't he have just killed the whole idea and be done with it?

As I reread the article I couldn't help but think about places like Berlin and just today Colebrook and North Stratford as employer Ethan Allen announces a 260 person restructuring.

Who would be on this Commission? State officials like DRED who already have the responsibility to create jobs and economic development? Lobbyists who have expended a great deal of time and resources this legislative session to advance what I think are reasonable plans. What kind of work would this commission do towards this whole idea. Is this work the Legislature hasn't already done?

Questions to be answered.