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Nevada lottery effort unlikely to succeed
An Assembly-backed resolution to let Nevada voters legalize a state lottery could be killed as early as today in the Senate Judiciary Committee.Judiciary Chairman Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, said Wednesday he expects a 4-3 vote either for or against the lottery legalization resolution, Assembly Joint Resolution 2.The Assembly approved the resolution March 7 by a 33-9 vote. But proposals to amend the state constitution and legalize lotteries have failed 23 times since 1975.A poll taken by the Rev ...
Mar 24, 2005, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Speaker pushing for lottery vote within 2 weeks
House Speaker Jim Black said he wants lawmakers to vote on a state lottery in the next two weeks, and he virtually guaranteed Wednesday that the proposal would reach his chamber's floor.A state numbers game, a regular winner in the Senate that typically dies in the House, could fail in a House committee -- in theory. But Black, D-Mecklenburg, said the education lottery plan he and Gov. Mike Easley are pushing would be heard by a special committee.Black, a lottery supporter, will appoint the comm ...
Mar 24, 2005, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery funds still tied up
Legislators are still working on details of a plan to give the new Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission an emergency appropriation of $500,000, a Senate leader said Wednesday. We're trying to get all the legal problems worked out, said Sen. Mike Morgan, D-Stillwater, Senate appropriations chairman.He said getting startup money to the commission presents a legal quagmire because the state question adopted by voters last fall prohibits the use of General Revenue Fund money for lottery purposes a ...
Mar 18, 2005, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. residents divided over lottery question
The speaker of the North Carolina House pledged this weekend to hold a vote on a bill that would create a state lottery to fund education. The issue last came up in the House in 2002, when the opposition defeated a lottery referendum bill by a 69-50 margin.An informal survey of local Charlotte residents revealed divided support for the issue. Lottery players say they would prefer to spend their money in state, while opponents say a lottery is potentially harmful for people who are financially s ...
Mar 14, 2005, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Gov. may get 2nd try with lottery
When North Carolina Governor Mike Easley leaves office, assessments of his tenure undoubtedly will touch on whether he brought North Carolina into the lottery fold.He wants a game. He says this a lot.Lawmakers from both major parties denied Easley's wish during his first term.Easley, who won re-election last fall, has another four years to get a lotto.But his window of opportunity could be much smaller since he cannot run for a third consecutive term and arguably right now is at the peak of his ...
Mar 14, 2005, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lawmakers acused of holding lottery funds
An aide to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry says he's concerned that the House hasn't approved a request for supplemental funding for the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.State Finance Director Scott Meacham says he hopes that Republicans who didn't support the lottery aren't trying to sabotage something the people overwhelmingly support.Meacham commented after the House and Senate passed $63 million in supplemental funding bills Tuesday, but not the proposed $500,000 in funding for the lottery ...
Mar 10, 2005, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery Commission Starts Search For Director
Oklahoma's new Lottery Commission Tuesday began preparing the process for hiring an executive director.The commissioners will start by approving a job description for the post. They will also decide how they should solicit applications.Tuesday's meeting at the Capitol was the commission's first since its seven members were named last month.
Mar 10, 2005, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lawmakers push for quick vote on lottery
Leaders in the N.C. House hope to hold an up-or-down vote on a state lottery within the next several weeks and not put the issue to a vote of the people, House Speaker Jim Black said yesterday. I'm serious about going on and voting it. I want to get it over with, up or down, and move on, Black said.Though lottery supporters have argued for years that voters should decide on a lottery, opponents say that a referendum itself would be unconstitutional because North Carolina's constitution doesn't ...
Mar 10, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum

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 forum

Third N.C. lottery bill proposed
Another state lottery bill is in the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill is the third lottery proposal made this year and would not require a vote of the people.The idea of a state lottery has already surfaced during this legislative session. One bill filed in the House would create a local-option lottery, where counties could vote individually to support or reject it.Another bill would set up a lottery referendum to allow voters across the state to share their views.The new bill calls on ...
Mar 7, 2005, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum