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Rhode Island lawmakers to create separate lottery division
The idea of abolishing the legislator-dominated Rhode Island Lottery Commission got its first hearing and a warm welcome from the governor at the General Assembly last night.The question of what to do with the board which is responsible for the state's third-largest revenue source has been an issue since the November passage of a separation-of-powers constitutional amendment. The amendment bars lawmakers from sitting on state boards and commissions with executive functions.The Lottery Co ...
Jun 24, 2005, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum

CA Lottery spars with legislator over Mega Millions legality
California lottery officials told a Senate committee Tuesday that they had the power to join the multistate Mega Millions lotto game even though the authorization wasn't spelled out in the 1984 initiative that set up the lottery.The Legislature's attorneys disagreed, and a key lawmaker said he would introduce legislation that would allow California to participate in Mega Millions but require the other 11 states to pay the bulk of administrative costs.Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, said the legisla ...
Jun 22, 2005, 7:54 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery talk building to a climax
With passage of a $17.1 billion budget bill by the North Carolina House of Representatives last week, the lottery debate is heating up in North Carolina.Lottery provisions have been included in the budget plan if it does become law. But much negotiation remains between the Senate and the House before that comes to pass, and the lottery could be on shaky ground. We're just hoping the Senate will go along with the House version, said state Rep. Jim Crawford (D-32nd), who represents Granville and ...
Jun 20, 2005, 3:48 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery still in limbo as budget talks continue
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley kicked off budget negotiations with House and Senate leaders by pushing for an aggressively advertised lottery that he would clearly control. The governor indicated that he would like to change some of the lottery language, and that's something we'd have to speak to the members about, House Speaker Jim Black said early Thursday, just after passage of the House's $17 billion budget proposal.A lottery proposal that narrowly passed the House in April only allows ...
Jun 17, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Democrats trying to ruin Calif. Mega Millions lottery participation
Democrat lawmakers in California will convene an emergency hearing on what their attorneys call Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's illegal linking of California with the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.Republicans say this is the latest Democrat obstruction, as the Governor continues his bid to rescue California from its fiscal and electoral problems.National and state anti-gambling groups said they would delay filing a lawsuit against Schwarzenegger's deficit-easing entrance into Me ...
Jun 17, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

Delaware bill would legalize sports gambling
A bill was introduced in the Delaware General Assembly May 31 that, if passed, would allow sports gambling in Delaware making it the only state east of the Mississippi where sports wagering would be legal.Under the legislation, businesses could apply for gambling licenses through the Delaware State Lottery office, allowing them to take bets on sport events such as football or baseball games.The bill, SB 135, is sponsored by state Sen. George H. Bunting, D-Ocean View.If passed, individuals coul ...
Jun 15, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Lawyer thinks Calif. participation in Mega Millions is illegal
According to one legislative lawyer, California's much-heralded entrance into the 11-state Mega Millions lottery may be illegal, even as outlets around the state prepare for the debut of the popular game.Lottery Director Chon Gutierrez was told by legal advisers when California joined Mega Millions that the move to revitalize the state's languishing lottery was legal because it advanced the education-benefiting cause of the voter-approved Lottery Act of 1984.Around the state, locations for buyin ...
Jun 15, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

New Florida lottery law increases prizes
Florida lottery players soon will rake in more dough when they win games such as Lotto, Mega Money and Fantasy 5, thanks to a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush, an outspoken critic of gambling, and state lottery officials are betting that the higher payouts will boost ticket sales for the games, similar to a measure passed three years ago that doubled the sales of scratch-off games.Higher sales should mean more money for education, which is the stated purpose of the new law. A ...
May 29, 2005, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

Public to get say over UK Lottery cash
The public could be set to get a say on where the remainder of the UK National Lottery's money goes. The new Lottery Bill could see Britons voting for their favourite good cause. It aims to increase competition in the bidding process for the licence to operate the Lottery.Next week, the Big Lottery Fund, which hands out 50 per cent of all good causes money, will launch a new televised competition.Called the People's Millions, the joint venture with ITV will allow viewers to vote for their favour ...
May 26, 2005, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Bill would reward Tenn. retailers for cashing lottery tickets
Tennessee lottery retailers would also reap the benefit of a winning ticket under legislation that's moving through the General Assembly in its final days. The House Budget Subcommittee and House Finance Committee Monday passed a bill that removes the restriction prohibiting additional compensation to lottery retailers for cashing lottery tickets or shares.The legislation could be scheduled for a vote on the House and Senate floors one day this week.Lawmakers are hoping to adjourn by Friday. ...
May 24, 2005, 7:14 pm - Lottery News forum