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N.C. lottery supporters try to control expectations
Lottery supporters in North Carolina are hoping to reach a compromise and get a bill enacted into law this session, possibly as early as next month.Supporters, however, want people to know that once a bill is crafted and signed into law, anxious lottery players won't be able to play the games in North Carolina overnight. In fact, it's more likely that it would be early 2006 before vendors start selling and players start scratching off lottery tickets. I hope that we would be smart enough to lear ...
May 23, 2005, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum

Education at the center of N.C. lottery debate
North Carolina Senate leadership pushed a budget through the chamber May 5 with a lottery provision that might give new life to the House lottery bill.The budget's lottery provision would amend the lottery bill narrowly passed by the House in early April if the Senate votes in favor of the House measure.Several staunch opponents of the lottery voted for the budget because of strong support for other parts of the bill. I'm forced to vote for the lottery, said Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.Kinnai ...
May 20, 2005, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Wyoming lottery being considered
An interim legislative committee is considering a measure that would let voters have a say on whether Wyoming should join the Powerball lottery.The Joint Travel, Recreation and Wildlife Interim Committee decided Monday to wait to vote on the proposal to give the public time to review the idea and comment.The ballot measure would be nonbinding, and the Legislature would not have to allow Powerball in the state.Initial debate among committee members showed division on the idea. Why are we putting ...
May 17, 2005, 1:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Nevada Democrats try to revive lottery plan
Nevada Democrats are trying to breathe life into their state lottery proposal, an idea Senate Republicans say is dead for the 2005 session.Although the resolution was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, says he's negotiating with Senate Republicans leaders with the hopes of reviving it.The resolution would let the state create a lottery to pay for school supplies and class-size reduction. Democrats say it could bring in as much as 50 million dollars an ...
May 17, 2005, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate considers social, legal expenses of starting lottery
If North Carolina joins every other state on the East Coast and creates a lottery, the cost of policing it and offering help to problem gamblers could cost several million dollars a year, witnesses told a Senate committee on Wednesday.The state would likely use the lottery's own proceeds to pay for such programs, although that's not addressed in either the House-passed bill to create a lottery or the Senate's budget proposal, which included lottery provisions, approved last week.And Sen. Tony Ra ...
May 12, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Texas legislature defeats Internet lottery bill
An Internet search for online gambling netted 9 million hits Wednesday, but Texas House members nixed hopes that one of those might lead to the Texas Lottery.Lawmakers, seeking ways to help fund the state budget, rejected a measure, 89-52, that would have raised as much as $275 million more a year by allowing the lottery to debut on the Internet.Passions rose in an unpredictably bipartisan fashion as lawmakers debated the virtues and vices of expanding gambling to pay for better education, hea ...
May 6, 2005, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

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