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New bill attempts to create a lottery in N.C.
The legislative session is just two days old, but North Carolina lawmakers are already at odds over a state lottery.State Rep. Bill Owens, D-Pasquotank, proposed a bill Wednesday that would allow individual counties to decide whether they want to participate in one.If 25 counties would pass the issue, then a state lottery would be established with 25 percent of the money going back to the counties that are selling lottery tickets, Owens said.Owens said counties would use 25 percent of that money ...
Jan 28, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum

New Delaware Lotto Game to be Launched Amid Concerns Over Drawings
While the Delaware Lottery is launching its new Multi-Win Lotto game on Thursday, lawmakers will be continuing work on a measure stipulating that the lottery must convert back to mechanical drawing machines and live television broadcasts.But lottery officials say their high-tech system provides top security and ensures the offerings remain games of chance.Inside lottery headquarters in Dover, an auditor from an outside firm and state lottery office personnel gather in a secure room to draw the n ...
Jan 22, 2005, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum

Landmark bill would ban computerized lottery drawings in Delaware
LANDMARK: Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of computerized lottery drawings?Lottery Post sincerely hopes so, and hopefully we have had a part to play in the genesis of this important bill. We encourage all of our readers to support this bill, and identify it throughout the United States as a model for every state to follow.A bipartisan duo of lawmakers said Wednesday they intend to push a bill to require the Delaware state lottery to abandon a computer that picks winning lottery numb ...
Jan 20, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

Misssissippi lottery proposals filed
Paperwork laid the foundation for change Monday as Mississippi lawmakers attempted to beat the midnight filing deadline for general bills and constitutional amendments.Among hundreds of proposals filed at the Capitol were bills to create a state lottery, allow early voting and abolish the process used to establish or expand hospitals.Clerks shuffled stacks of bills Monday afternoon, preparing documents to be assigned to committees. Legislation that requires tax or fee increases or issuing bonds ...
Jan 18, 2005, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Maine to use lottery proceeds instead of raising taxes
Maine Governor John Baldacci may draw from future lottery proceeds and delay pension costs as part of his approach to financing a new two-year state budget without raising taxes. Baldacci may also seek approval for changing some benefit standards in the state Medicaid program, which is known as MaineCare, to help cover a budget gap of about $740 million.Aides shied away from details and emphasized that the forthcoming budget package was subject to change. But planning for a Friday release to th ...
Jan 6, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

R.I. Governor Replaces Entire Lottery Commission
Rhode Island Governor Carcieri yesterday asserted the recently passed separation-of-powers constitutional amendment gives him the right to immediately replace all legislators and legislative appointees on the Lottery Commission and Coastal Resources Management Council.Carcieri sent the names of six Lottery nominees and eight coastal council nominees to the Senate for approval. Carcieri asked that they be confirmed quickly, noting each board was scheduled to meet before month's end.Senate Preside ...
Jan 6, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum

California legislature could expand lottery
Despite fears California is becoming the world's gambling capital, the state lottery Friday broadened its proposed overhaul to include Nevada-style games banned by the 1984 lottery initiative.The lottery -- which is finding increased competition with Indian casinos -- amended its already controversial reorganization plan to add games including roulette, dice, baccarat, blackjack, Lucky 7s, draw poker and slot machines.The amendment fueled the controversy surrounding the legislation, which alread ...
May 8, 2004, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Georgia oversight committee looks into generous lottery perks
A legislative oversight committee began looking Thursday at the generous employment policies of the Georgia Lottery Corp., whose former director and three top aides collected almost $300,000 for vacation and sick days they were due but never used when they left the state to help start Tennessee's lottery.Rebecca Paul and three of her vice presidents took advantage of a policy which allows corporation employees to get paid for up to three years' worth of unused vacation time - 18 weeks - and for ...
May 7, 2004, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum

House approves strict rules for Colorado Lottery
Widespread gift-taking, conflicts led to measureLegislation designed to prdvent conflicts of interest at the Colorado Lottery passed a key hurdle Monday and will likely soon land on the governor's desk.The legislation was created in the wake of deep-seated problems at the Lottery, where officials routinely accepted dinners, golf games and other gifts from vendors doing business with the agency.A key portion of the bill would add the force of law to rules adopted by Lottery officials earlier this ...
Apr 27, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Senators welcome lottery windfall
State senators were excited Tuesday to learn the S.C. lottery is bringing in more money than expected and, therefore, more money for the state to spend.The Senate Finance Committee is planning to meet today to divvy up $341 million in lottery proceeds for next year a third more than this years take.Some senators, led by Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, wanted to bend the rules and use as much money as possible to pay for K-12 education. But others, including finance panel chairman Hugh Leatherman, R- ...
Apr 21, 2004, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum