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Senator says Tenn. lottery scholarship fund in trouble

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this made me think of something...TECHNICALLY i dont know what´s each state population but if the state of Tennese had 5 million people and the state of Alabama has: 10 million people and the state of Tennesse has: 10,000 students on a lottery scholarship and the state of Alabama has: 20,000 they are both equal, they are both doing good...per pecentage of the population...That´s what i think they should be looking at when comparing themselves to other states...

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    Posted: April 10, 2010, 5:44 am - IP Logged

    Let me see if I get this right.  After robbing the lottory fund to pay for construction projects, a Democrat wants to put the money back to pay for scholarships.  Is that about right?

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      Posted: April 11, 2010, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      this made me think of something...TECHNICALLY i dont know what´s each state population but if the state of Tennese had 5 million people and the state of Alabama has: 10 million people and the state of Tennesse has: 10,000 students on a lottery scholarship and the state of Alabama has: 20,000 they are both equal, they are both doing good...per pecentage of the population...That´s what i think they should be looking at when comparing themselves to other states...

      Here is a list of all the state lotteries showing population, per capita spending, and annual sales.

      http://www.ohiolottery.com/profits/compare.html

      Tennessee is at the bottom because they didn't release their annual sales so it's impossible to compare it to any other lottery. The TN lottery won't release their Mega Millions sales either.

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        Posted: April 12, 2010, 11:02 am - IP Logged

        My question is..........Why not??

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          Posted: April 14, 2010, 5:11 am - IP Logged

          i often flashback to a glorious time when tennessee had a fabulous lottery.see back then everything was so good and they managed to screw it all up in the summer of 2007 by making a mistake that has came back to bite them in the ass big time.RNG don't pay.

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            i often flashback to a glorious time when tennessee had a fabulous lottery.see back then everything was so good and they managed to screw it all up in the summer of 2007 by making a mistake that has came back to bite them in the ass big time.RNG don't pay.

            I agree MIKE. When it comes to RNG's we need to rage against the machine.

            Remember those rubber ducky tanks they used to have at carnivals and such where you'd grab a duck out of the water and look on the bottom to see what your prize was? I think they ought to use that system for picking the winning numbers. They could have blindfolded little kids or drunk hillbillys pick the ducks out and get the numbers. I think that would go a long way to restore faith in the TN Lottery.

            Are you reading this Ms. Hargrove?

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              Posted: April 14, 2010, 11:05 am - IP Logged

              LOL

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                Posted: April 16, 2010, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                Let me see if I get this right.  After robbing the lottory fund to pay for construction projects, a Democrat wants to put the money back to pay for scholarships.  Is that about right?

                His bill would shift from $56 million and $91.4 million in lottery funds, set aside two years ago for the $90 million Energy Efficient Schools Initiative, back to the scholarship fund's reserve. The initiative, a GOP brainchild, was intended to provide construction grants or loans to K-12 schools to promote energy efficiency and savings.

                Sen. Kyle's bill failed Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee on a 4-4-1 party line vote, with all four Republicans voting "no" and a fifth Republican abstaining. All four Democrats, including Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, voted for it.

                One thing I know for sure from living here..eventually the money will just "disappear".  That money was actually set aside for their "friends" who own businesses dealing with energy or construction. Or who are smart enough to just start a business dealing with energy or construction.  They are just waiting until they can get in a position to parcel the money out to their cronies.

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