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N.C. newspapers ignore law banning lottery results
For years, North Carolina newspapers that publish lottery results have routinely broken state law.But nobody much seems to care.The bill to create a state lottery that the N.C. House passed last week includes a revision to an existing law that's been on the books since 1887. Except in connection with a lawful raffle ... if anyone by writing or printing or by circular or letter or in any other way, advertise or publish an account of a lottery, whether within or without this State ... he shall be ...
Apr 12, 2005, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate to work on lottery bill
A select committee of the North Carolina Senate will consider the lottery bill approved on Wednesday by the N.C. House.N.C. Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, said he expects a lottery bill to pass. The Senate has approved lottery legislation in past years only to watch the bills die in a closely-divided House.A lottery may shift spending priorities next fiscal year, and lawmakers will only have a few weeks to consider the ramifications of a state numbers game before making any deci ...
Apr 11, 2005, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Senate in no hurry to vote on lottery bill
Not so fast, lottery lovers.North Carolina Senate leader Marc Basnight said Wednesday that he doesn't want to rush a lottery bill to a vote. We have no plans whatsoever, the Manteo Democrat said.Basnight said he wants to give senators time to discuss options. The Senate also might combine a lottery bill with new taxes.The Senate has been considered the more lottery-friendly of the two chambers, having passed lottery bills in 1989, 1991 and 1993. The Senate defeated a lottery plan in 1995.In 199 ...
Apr 7, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

In historic vote, N.C. House passes lottery bill
The North Carolina House approved a lottery Wednesday in a vote that could bring a state-operated numbers game to the only state on the East Coast without one.The House voted 62-58 in favor of a measure bill that would dedicate profits from the games to school construction, scholarships and other education initiatives.The bill would also ban lottery advertising anywhere except the sites where the tickets are sold.Democratic Gov. Mike Easley has been pushing a lottery for education needs since ta ...
Apr 6, 2005, 5:12 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. lottery vote may happen today
The North Carolina House could vote on whether to start a North Carolina lottery as early as today, House Speaker Jim Black said Tuesday, but there could be plenty of reasons for a delay.Lottery supporters and opponents say there still doesn t appear to be enough votes to pass a bill, the details of which were still being worked out by leaders of a committee picked by Black. I m still thinking about (Wednesday), Black said of a floor vote. But he d be willing to wait, especially if he doesn t h ...
Apr 6, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. legislators wary of retribution by lottery opponents
If polls show over and over that two-thirds of North Carolinians support a state lottery, then why haven't legislators already adopted one?It is because what polls don't show is the intensity with which opponents fight a lottery and the fear that that prompts in some legislators - particularly those from swing districts. They're the people who will come after you, said Rep. Dewey Hill, D-Columbus, who recently switched his position to support a lottery. They will remember, and they'll come aft ...
Apr 4, 2005, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery Foes Gather Strength
A group of high-profile lottery opponents vowed Wednesday to fight efforts to bring scratch-off tickets and numbers games to North Carolina.As opponents gathered in the Legislative Building in Raleigh to voice opposition, members of a special House committee on the lottery filed the bill that they will use to craft a state lottery.The work on that bill, which does not yet include details of how a lottery would be set up, is set to be finished by April 11.The opponents said they were working one ...
Mar 31, 2005, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery committe selected and moving quickly
House Speaker Jim Black chose his top lieutenant Monday to lead a special committee whose mission is to fashion an education lottery bill on which the full chamber can vote.Rep. Bill Culpepper, chairman of the House Rules Committee, will also chair the 14-member House Select Committee on the Lottery, which will meet for the first time this afternoon.Black won't serve on the committee but hand-picked its members. They will examine three lottery bills introduced this year in the House before gener ...
Mar 30, 2005, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Opinion: Time has come for a lottery in North Carolina
Charlotte Observer EditorialBy Jim Black, N.C. House SpeakerNorth Carolina must make the education of our children our number one priority and find the needed revenue to fund it. The future of our state and its people depend upon it.Unfortunately, the North Carolina legislature is facing a budget shortfall of more than $1.2 billion in the upcoming year. In order to continue improving education, legislators will either have to increase taxes or find new revenue sources to help fund education.Rais ...
Mar 28, 2005, 11:30 am - Lottery News forum

Money woes push some to reconsider N.C. lottery
For years, North Carolina has held out against the nation's lottery boom, making it the largest of just 10 states in the nation without government-run gambling.Now, though, the numbers may finally be coming up in favor of a numbers game in the only East Coast state without one.The speaker of the state House of Representatives has said he now favors a lottery, joining second-term Gov. Mike Easley, a longtime proponent. Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, says he intends to bring a lottery bill to t ...
Mar 28, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum