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N.C. Speaker pushing for lottery vote within 2 weeks
House Speaker Jim Black said he wants lawmakers to vote on a state lottery in the next two weeks, and he virtually guaranteed Wednesday that the proposal would reach his chamber's floor.A state numbers game, a regular winner in the Senate that typically dies in the House, could fail in a House committee -- in theory. But Black, D-Mecklenburg, said the education lottery plan he and Gov. Mike Easley are pushing would be heard by a special committee.Black, a lottery supporter, will appoint the comm ...
Mar 24, 2005, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery funds still tied up
Legislators are still working on details of a plan to give the new Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission an emergency appropriation of $500,000, a Senate leader said Wednesday. We're trying to get all the legal problems worked out, said Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, Senate appropriations chairman.He said getting startup money to the commission presents a legal quagmire because the state question adopted by voters last fall prohibits the use of General Revenue Fund money for lottery purposes a ...
Mar 18, 2005, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

Internet lottery sales one step closer in Georgia
Georgia took its first step towards allowing lottery players to purchase tickets over the Internet.The Georgia House approved a measure Thursday that would allow the Georgia Lottery to set up online accounts for Internet lottery ticket purchases. In this manner, players could use debit cards to instruct a computer to play their favorite numbers, without visiting a traditional retailer.Under the plan, players would go to an existing lottery retailer and fill out an application, where they'd have ...
Mar 14, 2005, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lawmakers acused of holding lottery funds
An aide to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says he's concerned that the House hasn't approved a request for supplemental funding for the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.State Finance Director Scott Meacham says he hopes that Republicans who didn't support the lottery aren't trying to sabotage something the people overwhelmingly support.Meacham commented after the House and Senate passed $63 million in supplemental funding bills Tuesday, but not the proposed $500,000 in funding for the lottery ...
Mar 10, 2005, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia House to vote on Internet lottery bill tomorrow
What if people could play the Georgia Lottery on the Internet, setting up electronic accounts and having the computer automatically play their favorite numbers?State House members like the sound of that proposal, expecting lottery revenues would spike, and they've scheduled a Thursday vote on the bill.There's just one snag lottery officials say it would probably violate federal gaming rules. Several states have eyed online lotteries, but none has adopted one yet.The bill would allow lottery play ...
Mar 10, 2005, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. lawmakers push for quick vote on lottery
Leaders in the N.C. House hope to hold an up-or-down vote on a state lottery within the next several weeks and not put the issue to a vote of the people, House Speaker Jim Black said yesterday. I'm serious about going on and voting it. I want to get it over with, up or down, and move on, Black said.Though lottery supporters have argued for years that voters should decide on a lottery, opponents say that a referendum itself would be unconstitutional because North Carolina's constitution doesn't ...
Mar 10, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum

NJ may ban smoking in casinos
Acting New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey may use the power the position he stumbled into when Gov. McGreevey resigned last year to push an aggressive anti-smoking agenda, which would even include banning smoking in New Jersey casinos.Codey's flip-flop on the smoking ban has restaurants, casinos, and small business owners upset. The marketplace not the government should decide if it makes sense to allow people to smoke in certain areas, they contend.The proposal to ban smoking in most public ...
Mar 10, 2005, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois lawmakers debate Internet lottery sales
If store lines have kept you from the big bucks possible in playing the state lottery, a Chicago senator has the solution - just buy the tickets online.Democrat State Sen. John Cullerton has proposed a bill to make lottery tickets available for sale on the Internet, something he says will attract more customers with bigger pocketbooks and possibly collect more money for schools. Senate Bill 198 is currently on the floor, but some Southern Illinois legislators say they're not ready to expand gami ...
Mar 8, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Tennessee flooded with a multitude of lottery bills
On the brink of $1 billion in ticket sales, the year-old Tennessee lottery is the subject of 53 bills in the General Assembly to alter its operations.State Rep. Ulysses Jones Jr., D-Memphis, who chaired an abbreviated meeting of the joint Lottery Oversight Committee on Monday, said the number of bills to change the lottery was more than I expected. But every bill's sponsor will not leave the legislative session happy, he said. I don't think you'll see 53 bills coming out of committee, Jones sa ...
Mar 8, 2005, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum

Nevada Assembly passes lottery measure
Passage of Nevada lottery bill is only the first step in a four-year processA resolution to legalize a Nevada state lottery was approved 33-9 Monday in the Assembly after supporters emphasized profits would buy textbooks for schoolchildren. Nevadans already buy lottery tickets, said Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson. They buy them in California. California kids have schoolbooks. Nevada kids don't. In an earlier hearing, Perkins cited a poll showing that 73 percent of Nevadans suppo ...
Mar 8, 2005, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum