Q&A: Would North Carolina’s candidates for governor support casino expansion bills?

Q&A: Would North Carolina’s candidates for governor support casino expansion bills?

Article brief provided by The News & Observer
  • Avi Bajpai, The News & Observer
February 11, 2024 9:23 AM
  • Avi Bajpai, The News & Observer

Ahead of early voting in the North Carolina primary election starting this week, The News & Observer has published a voter guide that includes questionnaires our team sent to candidates running in contested primaries…

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the governor’s race, and in particular, how the candidates answered a question about casinos.

The issue threw a wrench into budget negotiations last year, and Senate leader Phil Berger has said the proposal to authorize new nontribal casinos and legalize video gambling machines that have proliferated across the state could be taken up during the short session that begins in April.