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Texas lottery legislation seeks to ensure state's share of revenue
Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson, one of the Legislature's most vocal gambling opponents, has sidetracked a measure to extend the life of the Texas Lottery Commission by tucking in a provision saying that the state must receive at least a 25-cent cut of every dollar wagered in every game.Nelson's amendment to Senate Bill 405, if it survives the legislative gristmill, could doom the already-struggling effort to legalize video slot machines under the lottery's auspices. Critics warned that it could cr ...
Apr 27, 2005, 11:39 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

Texas closer to selling lottery tickets online
Texas would become the first state to sell lottery tickets online under legislation has received approval by a state legislative panel.Under the bill approved by the state House Appropriations Committee on Monday, players also would be able to pay for lottery tickets with a debit card and establish a Texas Lottery Commission account that would draw down as they bought tickets.Players also could also establish a Texas Lottery Commission account that would draw down as they purchase tickets.House ...
Apr 26, 2005, 12:11 pm - 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

Wisconsin lawmakers vote down plan to privatize state Lottery
Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday voted down a proposal in Gov. Jim Doyle's budget bill to privatize half of the work at the Wisconsin lottery.The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted 10-6 to delete a provision that would have eliminated 55 of 109 positions at the lottery.Doyle's plan called for the private sector to take over the lottery's sales and marketing, ticket warehousing and distribution, product development, special events, and Web site operations, while state employees would sti ...
Apr 21, 2005, 1:18 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