Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Who watches the watchmen?

In voting casinos into existence in a virtual regulatory vacuum, Pennsylvania may have wandered ill-prepared into a hornet's nest. The latest sting: regulators and applicants can meet privately with no record of what takes place, as happened this week.
"I wouldn't want to say exactly what was said," Croce said, "but we talked about what the board would look for, the various players and locations. We touched on all facets."
Some board members have said they hope to have some record-keeping requirements for such meetings in place soon. Good, because, you know, the state really needs more behind-closed-doors activities...


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