Lottery will be Easley’s legacy

By: - September 1, 2005 4:38 am

Greensboro News & Record

By Mark Binker
Staff Writer RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley was just leaving the old House chamber in the state Capitol after signing the state lottery into law.

Will the game be his legacy?

"I’m not much into legacies," Easley, a Democrat, replied. "I don’t want to be the ‘lottery governor.’ "

It might be a bit late for that.

More than any other of the dozens of politicians who crammed into the House chamber, Easley has beat the drum for a state lottery. (more…)

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