Lottery board looks at visiting seven states, Canadian province
Potential sites include Florida, KentuckyMembers of the Tennessee Lottery Board may visit seven states and a Canadian province in a search for information about setting up and running the Tennessee lottery.Two committees of the lottery board met by teleconference yesterday, one to talk over potential visits by the seven board members to other lottery states and the other to write the criteria and application for the board's legal counsel.The board is looking at a trip to Canada because several C ...
Aug 1, 2003, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery Board develops workers code of conduct
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. apparently does not intend to interfere with the love lives of its employees, but lottery workers may find their political activities restricted.Many of the ethics provisions in a code of conduct recommended yesterday by a Lottery Board committee are straight out of the lottery law approved by the legislature in June.There was one new wrinkle that the committee rejected. It would have prohibited dating between lottery supervisors and subordinates because of ...
Aug 1, 2003, 7:45 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee lottery summit to be secret
The Tennessee lottery board will meet in secret when it picks a law firm to replace one rejected last week by Gov. Phil Bredesen despite a general inclination to make things as open as possible, the chairman said Tuesday. The selection process begins today when Denny Bottorff, chairman of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., and two other board members meet as a subcommittee to establish the criteria that a lottery law firm must meet.At one point Tuesday an announcement was sent to media mem ...
Jul 30, 2003, 3:36 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia proposes deal with new Tennessee lottery
NASHVILLE, -- Tennessee could launch its new lottery up to four months earlier than planned if it partners with Georgia and its vendor contract, Georgia Lottery director Rebecca Paul said Monday.Paul pitched the unique idea of a ``long-term strategic alliance'' to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation board at its second meeting, telling members the states' identical lottery statutes ``open doors for us to do many things jointly to reduce overhead in both jurisdictions.''Tennessee's lotter ...
Jul 29, 2003, 3:28 am - Lottery News forum
TN Lottery board meets today, to hear Georgia proposal
The Tennessee Lottery Corporation Board is expected to hear a proposal Monday from Georgia officials about a potential deal between the state games.
The board's second meeting begins at 1:00 pm (Central).
The proposal involves pooling resources and expertise to keep down costs associated with the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries.
On another matter, the lottery corporation will now hire it's own attorney.
Governor Bredesen initially arranged for a Nashville law firm to handle the lotte ...
Jul 28, 2003, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Cohen criticizes Bredesen on lottery
Sen. Steve Cohen, chief sponsor of legislation creating the state's new lottery and an increasingly frequent critic of Gov. Phil Bredesen, asked the governor Thursday why the lottery's board of directors was not allowed to choose its own credit provider. Only days after Bredesen said he made a mistake by allowing a Nashville law firm with close ties to his administration to be appointed counsel for the Tennessee Lottery Corporation, the governor was again on the defensive.At issue is an initial ...
Jul 28, 2003, 3:35 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee lottery board meets for second time
Tennessees new lottery board will meet today for the second time following a rocky start last week. Gov. Phil Bredesen appointed law firm Bass Berry Sims as legal counsel for the board last Monday. And one day later, amid criticism, dismissed the firm due to its close ties to the administration. Bass Berry will be back today to help get things started. The board is expected to take up the issue of naming a new firm. Lottery leader Sen. Steve Cohen (D) of Memphis has taken issue with last weeks ...
Jul 28, 2003, 3:33 am - Lottery News forum