Thursday, July 31, 2014

Texas Lottery Faces a Shaky Future

Lawmakers in Texas are considering abolishing the state lottery.

Speaking on Friday, July 25, 2014, Republican Rep. John Kuempel, who is heading the committee looking into the possible ramifications of such a move, said the committee is just trying to ascertain if the Texas State Lottery remains beneficial to everyone.

Many Texans now fear education will take a big hit if lawmakers decide to abolish the lottery. In the fiscal year 2013 the 26% of lottery funds went to state schools.

"I hope they don't take it away," one lottery player protested. "Win or lose, somebody is always going to win. So, let's keep the Lotto, Texas."

The Committee is expected to put forward its recommendations by December 1, 2014.