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N.C. lottery still 1 vote shy of passing

Aug 23, 2005, 5:24 pm

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North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. lottery still 1 vote shy of passing

Raleigh political watchers are trying to figure out whether North Carolina legislators will get a final chance for the year to pass a state lottery.

The Senate's biggest lottery advocate says he's trying to figure out the same thing.

"I don't know where any of this is," said Senate Democratic Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, of the potential for a Senate lottery vote. Rand is in charge of finding more "yes" lottery votes.

Senate leaders say they're one vote short and there are no signs they've convinced any Republican or any of the five Democratic opponents to switch.

Both the House and Senate hope to finish their work for the year by early Wednesday. If they don't vote now, senators can reconsider the issue next year without risking another contentious vote in the House. A lottery bill the House passed narrowly earlier this year would remain effective.

Charlotte Observer

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

United States
Member #15143
May 10, 2005
454 Posts
Posted: August 23, 2005, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

pass it now, NC Senate! Big Smile


    United States
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    June 2, 2005
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    Posted: August 23, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

    pass it now, NC Senate! Big Smile


    I agree with you wizeguy. I would be disappointed if NC still doesn't have a lotto ready for 2005. I wish NC passes a bill to get lotto because I want them to join PB and/or Lotto South.

      JAP69's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
      South Carolina
      United States
      Member #6
      November 4, 2001
      8872 Posts
      Posted: August 23, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

      I would be ashamed to say that I am a republican in N.C.
      No republican from N.C. better run for president as I would not vote for them.

      I would vote for Howdy Doody

      Numbers are where you find them.

      [0*1*2*3*4] [5*6*7*8*9]


        Tenaj's avatar - michellea
        Charlotte NC
        United States
        Member #17405
        June 18, 2005
        4070 Posts
        Posted: August 23, 2005, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

        Unhappy I am unhappy about the whole situation.  I get tired of driving to SC to play the lottery.  What's wrong with these people down here.  I think they should vote, somebody could be holding out.



          GottaBLucky's avatar - avatar 3026.gif
          Raleigh NC
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          Member #18609
          July 15, 2005
          364 Posts
          Posted: August 23, 2005, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

          I will remember the lottery opponents at re-election time, especially the 5 democrats that voted against their party!!! They voted "NO" on the lottery. . . . I will vote "NO" on their re-election when the next senatorial election comes around.  The NCAE (N.C. Association of Educators) even launched a radio campaign to try and convince at least ONE opponent to change their "NO' vote to a "YES".  No Luck so far.  They are all still saying "NO". 

            wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

            United States
            Member #15143
            May 10, 2005
            454 Posts
            Posted: August 24, 2005, 8:17 am - IP Logged

            It appears that the NC Senate has adjourned until next year... and has not even voted on the lottery. Unhappy Shame on them!