The Wyoming Senate is close to approving a bill that would allow the state to enter into a multi-state lottery. The Senate spent the second day of debate on the bill clarifying language to make sure that the lottery is run properly and that the state is protected. The Senate has not spent as much time on the moral issues that were the focus in the House. Senator Michael Von Flatern of Gillette says the Senate noted that those concerns were already aired in the House.
“So I think what they are doing over here, and rightfully so, they are trying to make sure that should there be any social impacts, that it’s well paid for and taken care of,” says Von Flatern.
Lawmakers would spend revenue from the lottery on local government. It will be debated for a final time on Friday.