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Oklahoma closer to selecting new lottery director
In about six months, a new Oklahoma state agency will have to be built from the ground up and thousands of retailers across the state will have to be trained and outfitted to sell lottery tickets.With about $62 million in lottery revenue already included in the proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, the state has a lot riding on having some form of lottery operational as soon as possible.Once the lottery is fully operational, state finance officials estimate $150 million will be ...
May 9, 2005, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. retailers fret over N.C. lottery
From his stool behind the counter at Miller's Produce, Jerry Warren surveys the steady line of noontime lottery players and laments the business's gloomy future.The players are mostly North Carolinians, lured to the convenience store at the state line by cheap gas and the chance to win big in the S.C. lottery.Miller's is a popular location. The store has sold $12 million in lottery tickets since the games were launched in 2002. Only two other retailers both also in York County brought in mor ...
May 9, 2005, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery passage threatens S.C. education programs
The South Carolina lottery's impact can be felt throughout the education system, and the state faces several challenges if North Carolina gets into the lottery business.Look no further than Irmo High School to get a feel for how important lottery-funded scholarships are in South Carolina.Some Irmo parents were furious recently after learning that select college-prep courses, available to just 29 students, could alter class rankings. That could affect who qualifies for a $5,000 or $6,700 lottery ...
May 9, 2005, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery bill may be changed in the Senate
A special North Carolina Senate committee will meet today to hash out the details of the lottery bill sent to them from the House.Most lawmakers say they want to see a number of changes before they make a decision, which could mean a vote is still weeks away.The committee will take up the House version of the lottery bill that barely passed earlier this month. That bill calls for a lottery run by a state commission with no advertising allowed.During the Senate committee's first meeting last wee ...
Apr 27, 2005, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum

Educators Closely Watching N.C. Lottery Bill
The North Carolina lottery issue is of more than passing interest to the Moore County school system as it gears up for another study on its capital needs.School system officials across the state are keeping a watchful eye on Raleigh as the state Senate takes up a lottery bill.The House narrowly approved the bill by a 61-59 vote April 6. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley if it makes it through the Senate. That means a N.C. state lottery could be in place by the end of ...
Apr 22, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Remaining Lottery Commissioners
An Oklahoma Senate committee recommended approval Wednesday of the final two lottery commissioners nominated by Gov. Brad Henry.The Senate Finance Committee is sending the nominations of former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick and Oklahoma City attorney William Paul to the full Senate for confirmation.The committee recommended confirmation of the other five nominees last week. They include James Orbison and George Charlton Jr., both of Tulsa; Tom Riley, of Stillwater; Cindy Ball, of Muskogee; and ...
Apr 21, 2005, 2:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Senators question components of N.C. lottery bill
Senate committee members unmoved by House thread to kill lottery billMembers of an N.C. Senate committee raised questions yesterday about a bill passed by the House that would create a state lottery including whether it would allow video poker, slot machines and online gaming. It's not likely that it will be approved in the form it's in now, said Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, the chairman of the Senate committee set up to review the House lottery bill.The bill that the House passed 61-59 two ...
Apr 21, 2005, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery opponents put pressure on lawmakers
As the battle over a lottery in North Carolina continues, opponents are stepping up the pressure on lawmakers.After a close vote in the state House the opposition now has its sights set on the Senate.Anti-lottery groups hope the pressure on lawmakers will pay off.The lottery is like no issue I've ever experienced in the General Assembly, John Rustin of the N.C. Family Policy Council explained. The coalition assembled to fight the lottery from conservative groups to fairly liberal organizations.A ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate lottery committee to meet Wednesday
A North Carolina Senate committee commissioned to take up the House's lottery bill approved two weeks ago will meet this week for the first time.The Senate Select Committee on the Lottery Bill will review the measure narrowly passed by the House. The measure would dedicate half of the gambling's net revenues to school construction.Another 25 percent would create need-based college scholarships, with the rest going to a special education fund controlled by the General Assembly -- possibly to assi ...
Apr 19, 2005, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate begins work on lottery bill
The newly appointed North Carolina Senate Select Committee on the Lottery this week will begin looking at the lottery bill passed by the House and will start crafting a bill for the Senate, the committee chairman said. We re going to start moving now, said Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, a longtime lottery supporter. We ll have to see how it all fits together. Fresh off a razor-thin margin in the House, Rand said supporters would have to figure out how to get a lottery through the Senate, where ...
Apr 18, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum