Friday, February 14, 2014

Missouri Lottery is Game to Help Veterans

The Missouri Lottery hopes to create a separate lottery ticket that will benefit veterans. 

Revenue generated by the proposed tickets would provide much-needed funding for Veterans' homes, but Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, D - Kansas City, has concerns about the new ticket, stating its availability may result in a reduction in funding for public schools and higher education, which are partially funded by the existing lottery games.

The Missouri House provided first round approval to the Veterans Lottery Bill (HJR 48) on Wednesday and one more vote is required before it can be moved to the Senate.