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Arkansas Lottery Commision takes shape
Confusion over salary cap for director position Arkansas House Speaker Robbie Wills appointed three members to the newly created Arkansas Lottery Commission, and his lottery cleanup bill to clarify the salary of the commission's director cleared a committee Wednesday. Wills appointed Joe White of Conway, Mike Malone of Fayetteville, and Susan Ward-Jones of Marion. I established a criteria [for appointees] of honesty, integrity, and state and community responsibility, Wills said. These
Apr 4, 2009, 10:39 am - Lottery News

Arkansas lottery tickets may be available by this fall
The Arkansas lottery is getting closer to becoming a reality. Soon, people in Arkansas will be able to go into convenience stores and gas stations and buy lottery tickets in their own state rather than heading to one of the boardering states to get their chance at the big money. March 25, Gov. Mike Beebe signed both the identical Senate and House bills passing the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act. Arkansas will soon join boardering states Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
Apr 4, 2009, 10:06 am - Lottery News

Nevada lottery plan approved by committee
A Nevada Assembly panel voted Thursday to back a plan for a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state, despite arguments that it would compete with slot machines and other games of chance. The Elections, Procedures, Ethics and Constitutional Amendments Committee voted 7-3 to send AJR7, the latest version of a plan that has failed about two dozen times since the 1970s to win legislative approval, to the full Assembly. Let the voters decide, said freshman Assemblyman Paul Aizley, D-Las V
Mar 30, 2009, 9:39 am - Lottery News

Arkansas Lottery bill signed into law
May be up running this year Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe signed identical House and Senate bills into law today to create an Arkansas Lottery to fund scholarships to Arkansas college students. You could look at this as Arkansas becoming the 43 state to have a lottery, but there's another way to look at it. We're the first state where all of the lottery proceeds will go to college scholarships, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who spearheaded the drive for the constitutional amendment voters passed last
Mar 26, 2009, 6:41 pm - Lottery News

Arkansas Senate, House pass lottery bills, send to governor
The Arkansas House and Senate on Monday passed each other's identical versions of legislation to set up Arkansas' lottery to fund college scholarships. The House voted 94-0 to approve Senate Bill 26 by Sen. Terry Smith, D-Hot Springs, and the Senate voted 34-0 to approve House Bill 1002 by House Speaker Robbie Wills, D-Conway. The bills now go to the governor, who is expected to sign them this week. The legislation calls for creation of a nine-member lottery commission, with three members
Mar 24, 2009, 8:07 am - Lottery News

Arkansas lottery approaches final votes this week
After months of negotiations, Arkansas lawmakers plan to give their final seal of approval this week to the state's new lottery and scholarship program. Voters approved the games last November, and legislative leaders filed shell bills that same month to put in place the lottery, which will fund college scholarships for Arkansas students. The House and Senate are expected to cast final votes Monday on the lottery measure, which calls for scholarships for any student with a 2.5 grade point
Mar 23, 2009, 1:30 pm - Lottery News

Lottery supporters in Nevada try again
Advocates of a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state have faced a long run of bad luck in getting Nevada legislators to back the idea but they're betting the time is right for one more attempt. Among the 200-odd bills and resolutions introduced by a Monday deadline was a measure to remove a prohibition against lotteries that's now part of the Nevada Constitution. Similar proposals have been rejected by the Legislature more than two dozen times since 1970, although in 1990 Nevadans d
Mar 18, 2009, 4:12 pm - Lottery News

More Arkansas lottery details emerge
Depending on how much money it collects, Arkansas' state-run lottery could fund college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,500 annually under a draft bill released to lawmakers Wednesday. Discussing the draft in a legislative committee meeting, House Speaker Robbie Wills, D-Conway, said he and the other lawmakers who have been working on the bill believe scholarship amounts should be tied to the performance of the lottery, which is still unknown. We believe the bottom line is this: Th
Feb 26, 2009, 7:52 am - Lottery News

Arkansas lottery bill nearing completion
In Arkansas, the lottery is one of the biggest issues of this legislative session. Speaker of the House Robbie Wills filed the first bill related to the issue, but it didn't have much in it. That's all about to change. The speaker has been working on this very large document for months; in fact, he says he's learned more about how lotteries run than he ever thought he would. It's in two parts: how the lottery operates and how the scholarships are funded and distributed. The operation
Feb 24, 2009, 9:12 am - Lottery News

Once again, no lottery for Wyoming
The Wyoming House has defeated legislation that would have created a state lottery and allowed Wyoming to take part in the Powerball lottery. The House voted 35-25 against the bill Monday. Proponents said the lottery would have raised $11 million a year for the Hathaway Scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded to Wyoming students who attend the University of Wyoming or any of the state's community colleges. Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, opposed the bill. Jaggi questioned whether the
Feb 12, 2009, 9:37 am - Lottery News