Texas House gets caught up in vote over state lottery

Apr 28, 2013 Full story: El Paso Times

Highlights from the action in the Texas Capitol last week. To read them as they happen, go to elpasotimes.typepad.com/capitol. The Texas House was mired in debate all week about the state lottery -- one day after representatives voted to kill it and then reversed themselves.

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JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 28, 2013
Excuse me, but what does the overall State budget have to do with the Lottery? I thought that the entire proceeds from the Lottery were supposed to go toward education? Does this mean that they are not? If not, why not?(If so, then why is our State trailing the whole world in this area?)
Larry Grover

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 28, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
Excuse me, but what does the overall State budget have to do with the Lottery? I thought that the entire proceeds from the Lottery were supposed to go toward education? Does this mean that they are not? If not, why not?(If so, then why is our State trailing the whole world in this area?)
I like the lottery. I play the numbers every damn week. Only someone who hates kids, like you, would want to rid us of this wonderful experience. If not for the lottery , we wouldn't have the money for head start, school lunches and free backpacks.

Since: Sep 12

Makati, Philippines

#3 May 4, 2013
This is quite confusing, they are against the lottery but then they already voted for the $1.1 billion that it generates every year. They want it to stop but they expect the revenue?

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