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All Kentucky lottery money to fund education
Finally fulfilling the promise made 17 years ago to voters who approved a state lottery, all of the Kentucky Lottery's revenue will go directly to education beginning today specifically to fund college scholarships.That means students who meet financial criteria will get larger awards, and more students will receive both need-based and merit-based scholarships.A projected $167 million in lottery proceeds over the next 12 months will fund the scholarships an increase from $134 million last ye ...
Jul 1, 2005, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery bill would protect education funds
Ralph Reed, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, on Thursday endorsed Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's call for a state constitutional amendment that would prevent lottery money from being used for anything except HOPE college scholarships, pre-kindergarten classes and building up financial reserves. Competition to the lottery from surrounding states is increasing, revenues will level off over the long haul, and we need this measure to ensure long-term fiscal solvency, Reed said.Reed's on ...
Jul 1, 2005, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum

Dispute erupts over use of Tennessee lottery funds
Tennessee State Sen. Steve Cohen Thursday attacked Gov. Phil Bredesens pre-kindergarten initiative, saying the use of lottery money to fund the program is illegal and unconstitutional.Cohen (D-Memphis), the chief legislative architect of the state lottery, accused the administration of bringing intentionally low lottery projections to the legislature in 2003 numbers that ultimately led to the substantial surplus now available, he said.Bredesen called Cohens remarks astonishing.The lottery was de ...
Feb 4, 2005, 11:27 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Senator pushes for bigger lottery scholarships
Whitney McKinney has at least a year before she has to decide where she'll go to college. But the McGavock High School junior said she's already looking closely at two private universities in Tennessee and one in Georgia.If Tennessee adds $1,000 to $2,000 a year to its HOPE Scholarship, however, choosing between the Volunteer State and the Peach State won't be nearly as tough.''I think that would make a very big difference,'' McKinney said. ''It's a lot when I think about college tuition. Raisin ...
Jan 10, 2005, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee lawmakers eyeing surplus lottery money for pre-K initiative
With millions of dollars in surplus lottery money projected this year, Tennessee lawmakers are debating how much should be used for pre-kindergarten programs, even though Gov. Phil Bredesen has said that he wants most of the money to go toward college scholarships.''The governor has said from the beginning we need to have a track record from the lottery,'' spokeswoman Lydia Lenker said. ''He has not yet put a number on what is going to go into pre-K.''Bredesen said he wants to establish a volunt ...
Jan 4, 2005, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery chief keeps education in the forefront
Margaret DeFrancisco's mind, like that of many corporate chieftains, is always in marketing mode. Focus groups, retail outlets, promotional buzz and creating new products occupy her thoughts.But DeFrancisco shoulders a responsibility that transcends that of the typical CEO. How she performs as president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. impacts how many college-bound teens will be able to afford higher learning and how many kids have access to pre-kindergarten.Parents, students and lawmaker ...
Dec 20, 2004, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee lottery surplus has state officials scrambling
Pre-K, increased scholarship amounts, other school programs are possibilitiesTennesseans are playing the lottery, but not as many students as expected are taking advantage of college scholarships and state officials have not decided what to do with the surplus.The scholarship program is projected to have $115 million in excess this year and another $79 million next budget year.State Sen. Steve Cohen, who sponsored the lottery, wants the money to pay for pre-kindergarten classes and to increase s ...
Dec 15, 2004, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Governor proposes lottery scholarships for adults
Students who don't take the traditional route to college also should be eligible for help from the lottery-funded scholarship program, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said.Bredesen said it is common for a student to take a year or two off from college before returning and finishing. He also said people returning to school later in life should have a chance at the scholarships. My fundamental belief of this country is that it is a 'second chance' country and you hate to lose somebody because they ca ...
Dec 9, 2004, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee grants fewer lottery scholarships than projected
Tennessee's HOPE scholarship program gave out fewer grants in its first year than state officials had expected.Some 30,000 Tennessee students attending college in-state this fall received the lottery-funded scholarships.But at one point it was projected that as many as 45,000 students would receive grants from the new scholarship program.Officials said the estimate was too high because it relied on inaccurate federal government projections of the number of high school graduates in the state.Also ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery produces $110 million in scholarships
Tennessee education officials took in early returns on the state's lottery scholarship program and began looking at ways it could be massaged in future years.Roughly 36,000 students have been given HOPE scholarships so far, awards worth $3,000 a year at four-year schools and $1,500 at community colleges. Roughly 10,000 Wilder-Naifeh grants have been given out at technology centers, the Task Force on Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships was told Thursday. Those grants award $1,250 a year to s ...
Sep 3, 2004, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum