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House bill would create new lottery ticket

Date: February 12, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HJR48

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A House bill would require the state lottery to create a new veterans lottery ticket
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Wrap: If approved by voters, the Missouri lottery would have to sell a veterans lottery ticket along with regular lottery tickets.

The proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets would go toward funding veterans homes, cemeteries, and outreach programs.

Republican Representative Sheila Solon says this lottery ticket would be a way to thank veterans.

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Description: "We need to take care of our veterans because they have done so much for us, for our country, and for our state. And this is the least that we can do for them to make sure that we fund out veterans homes, our veteran's cemeteries, and our outreach programs."

Opponents say the proposal takes money away from education.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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It's a battle of veterans versus schools in light of a proposal for a new veterans lottery ticket
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Wrap: Democratic Representative Jeremy LaFaver expressed opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a veterans lottery ticket.

The ticket's revenues would go toward funding veterans homes, cemeteries, and outreach programs.

LaFaver tried to explain bill sponsor Representative Sheila Solon's position, but he advocated getting the money another way.

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Description: Her point is we need more money for veterans homes. Great. Let's advocate for it in the budget. Let's advocate for it through an efficient revenue stream. Let's do that without taking from education.

Solon says the ticket is one way to thank our veterans.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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