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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 forum

Oklahoma lottery board sworn in
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry presided over the first meeting of the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission on Wednesday, urging members to move quickly in hopes of getting the lottery up and running this fall. This will be the only time that I will preside over the Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission. I'm kind of excited about it, Henry said before the seven members of the panel were sworn in by Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Joe Watt.The governor, who led the fight for approval of the l ...
Feb 25, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery Commission Holds First Meeting Today
Oklahoma's Education Lottery Commission holds its first meeting this afternoon at the state Capitol.The seven-member commission was appointed by Governor Henry on Monday. It will establish the framework for the statewide lottery approved by voters last November.Henry says he hopes to have scratch-off lottery games by October or November with electronic games beginning about six months after that and Powerball-type games by the fall of 2006. The lottery is expected to produce $150 million for edu ...
Feb 23, 2005, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Gov. renews call for lottery
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley renewed his commitment to establishing a state lottery in his State of the State Address last night.Although Easley said that his proposed budget will not include money from a lottery, budget analysts say that a state lottery could raise at least $300 million a year.Easley recounted during his speech a man at a church who was against the lottery. He was selling me a raffle ticket at the time. Well, I'm for the education raffle, Easley said.In 2002 Easley f ...
Feb 22, 2005, 11:37 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery commission members selected
Former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick was among those appointed by Gov. Brad Henry on Monday to serve on the new Oklahoma Education Lottery Commission.Other members included a former teacher of the year and former president of the American Bar Association. I've assembled a great, bipartisan group of Oklahomans with impeccable credentials, unquestioned integrity and a strong commitment to building a better state, Henry said. I appreciate their willingness to serve Oklahoma in pursuit of better-f ...
Feb 22, 2005, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

Group fearful of lottery in Alabama
A Washington, D.C.-based public policy group called The Tax Foundation issued warnings about a new lottery campaign aimed at Alabamians.It's an advertising drive in east Alabama thanking residents for driving to Georgia to buy lottery tickets, said Bill Ahern, spokesman for the group, which recently studied state lotteries and their impact.The campaign will feature a clerk in a Georgia store who points out that Alabama money has helped fund his children's college education. It's all going to be ...
Feb 21, 2005, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery has a fighting chance this year
If a lottery is going to be approved in North Carolina, this just might be the year.At least the 2005 session of the General Assembly appears to offer the best chance ever, for it to happen, said state Rep. Billy Owens, D-Pasquotank, a perennial lottery supporter.But Owens also said the window for winning a lottery for North Carolina is starting to shut. He characterizes 2005-06 as the last chance, mainly because the political makeup of the General Assembly could shift, making it even more diffi ...
Feb 10, 2005, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma looks to start lottery in October
Oklahoma State Finance Director Scott Meacham says he's confident a state lottery will be in operation on a limited basis this fall.An October 1st starting date was projected when state officials estimated that the lottery would generate $62-million for the state during the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Meacham says he believes the lottery can begin around October by offering only the scratch off lottery tickets.He says electronic lottery games will begin about six months later and Powerb ...
Feb 9, 2005, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

Wyoming lottery bill barely nixed
On a split vote, the Wyoming House narrowly defeated legislation allowing residents to play the Powerball lottery.The vote was 29-29, two votes shy of passage, with two representatives excused. Nothing in this bill talks about the addiction, said Rep. Rodney Pete Anderson, R-Pine Bluffs, who led the opposition. It preys upon those who are on the fringe. ... Instead of buying things the family needs, they're buying lottery tickets. They're buying a lot of false hope. He also argued that state ...
Feb 9, 2005, 9:12 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