Senate amends and passes lottery bill

Feb 22, 2013

The State Senate has approved a bill that allows Wyoming to enter into a multi-state lottery.  Senators amended to move money that would be generated from the lottery from cities and counties to a fund that benefits schools.  Opponents of the lottery say it will hurt the poor.  But Senator Hank Coe says there is a lot of support for the measure.

“The citizens of this state want this bill.  I saw a poll in the last 12 months, 62 or 63% of the people in that poll support this lottery,” says Coe.

The House still must decide if it will adopt the numerous amendments the Senate added to the bill or if it will go to a conference committee.