Almost Against All Odds

South Carolina’s morally charged debate in 2001-2002 around institutional para-mutual betting is not completely forgotten. However, the sweetness of financial success does clearly take some of the heat of out that argument.
Now, some 8 years later, the SC Education Lottery has at least, proved that you can walk the knife edge between not acutely offending your conservative constituents and pleasing the more liberal minded with billions of dollars in transfers back into the system. Newly minted Executive Director and SC business got-to woman, Paula Harper Bethea argues the case.
Hal Johnson of SC’s Upstate Alliance and Bob Huets of Lee County NC Economic Development jump start the dialogue.

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