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Lottery idea proposed by Arkansas Gov. candidate
During the weekend, an Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful uttered the L word in announcing his candidacy.Bill Halter, a Democrat from North Little Rock, threw his hat into the ring for governor by proposing a state lottery. As in virtually every state where lotteries have been proposed, Mr. Halter recommends using lottery proceeds to fund public education in Arkansas.It would take a constitutional amendment, and Mr. Halter said he'd pursue a lottery after being elected.Among the general public, th ...
Jan 24, 2006, 7:06 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas man claims $1.4 million Missouri lottery jackpot
An Arkansas man said his seven children are full of suggestions after he won a $1.4 million Missouri Lottery jackpot. The kids are giving us lists for things like bigger televisions, said John Gilbert, 49, who presented his winning ticket from the March 26 drawing to lottery officials last week.But Gilbert and his wife, Maria, plan a more practical approach. The couple from Harrison, Ark., plan to take the prize in one lump sum payment of $700,000 before taxes and invest most the money for thei ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas legislator wants voters to decide on state lottery
A west Arkansas legislator is proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a state lottery to benefit public schools.Representative Buddy Blair of Fort Smith introduced a resolution Thursday that would lift Arkansas' constitutional ban on lotteries and authorize the state to run them.Proceeds would be strictly earmarked to funding court-ordered upgrades to public school buildings and equipment. Blair said a lottery would generate about $50 million annually.Blair is hoping the Legislature w ...
Feb 4, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas poll shows more support for lottery than higher taxes
A poll shows that most Arkansans would not support increased income taxes to pay for education reform, and about half oppose a sales tax increase, but many are willing to take a chance on a lottery.The poll was conducted by Opinion Research Associates Incorporated of Little Rock for the Stephens Media Group. The survey showed that 71% were opposed to paying more in income taxes to support public education.The poll also showed that only 47% support a penny increase in the sales tax with proceeds ...
Feb 6, 2004, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum