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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

Lottery proposal faces long odds in Nevada
Motivated by a struggling education system, Nevada lawmakers are trying for the 23rd time since 1975 to establish a statewide lottery by amending the Nevada Constitution. They say a history of failures and past opposition by the states dominant casino industry wont keep them from trying again.Advocates say a lotterys potential profits, after prizes and operating expenses are deducted, could generate from $30 million to $70 million each year for education money they say is sorely needed.Nevada ra
Feb 28, 2005, 1:02 pm - Lottery News

Nevada lawmakers propose lottery to fund education
Top Nevada Democratic lawmakers said Friday they're betting the time is right for the nation's No. 1 gambling state to create a lottery to solve what they called a crisis in education funding. Our classrooms are too large and not enough students have textbooks, said Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson. He and two other elected Democrats called for a dedicated and directed funding stream for schools, which tend to perform below the national average in many surveys. Nevada ranks 48t
Jan 22, 2005, 12:30 am - Lottery News

Poll: Lottery finds favor for raising revenue in Nevada
Most Nevadans favor a state lottery as an alternative means of funding education and are happy that state lawmakers didnt impose any more taxes than it did, according to a new statewide poll.Ninety percent of Democrats, 66 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of Independents favored or strongly favored a state lottery, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal/News 4 poll.Women were more likely than men, 80 percent to 76 percent, to favor a lottery.People living in Clark County were slightly more a
Aug 4, 2003, 7:53 am - Lottery News

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