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Ford to focus on return of video poker

COLUMBIA â€" The never dull and often controversial Sen. Robert Ford will run for governor in 2010 on a platform centered on bringing back video poker, the Charleston Democrat told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. Ford claims video poker would solve South Carolina's woeful financial situation, generating $750 million by taxing the industry that was outlawed here nearly a decade ago. It's the Christian thing to do, he said.



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S.C. paying piper for Act 388 tax cuts

Charleston resident Emerson Read's crusade against property taxes resulted in sweeping changes in South Carolina, and prompted Gov. Mark Sanford to present him with the state's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto. In Charleston, where owners of the city's most valuable properties watched their property tax bills drop by thousands of dollars in 2007, Read was given a humanitarian award by The French Society.

Ford to focus on return of video poker

COLUMBIA â€" The never dull and often controversial Sen. Robert Ford will run for governor in 2010 on a platform centered on bringing back video poker, the Charleston Democrat told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. Ford claims video poker would solve South Carolina's woeful financial situation, generating $750 million by taxing the industry that was outlawed here nearly a decade ago. It's the Christian thing to do, he said.

Selling Taj would be lunacy

You would have thought the place had inlaid teak floors, marble staircases and solid gold bidets in the bathrooms â€" maybe even a guy in one of those tall, fuzzy British hats guarding the door.










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