6 months ago
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State lottery study group

A study group will gather facts, but does not intend to make recommendations either for or against creating a state lottery. The announcement was made at the Mississippi House Lottery Study Working Group meeting. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery. Governor Phil Bryant has said legislators should consider starting one. Republican House […]
6 months ago
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No state lottery discussion expected at special session

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he does not expect legislators to debate the creation of a state lottery during a special session next month. Governor Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers back to the capitol starting June 5th to finish writing a budget for the year that begins July 1st. They still need to set […]
8 months ago
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No state lottery for Mississippi

Today might be St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s no luck of the Irish for Mississippians hoping to try their luck in a state lottery. The Mississippi House struck down the last amendment that offered to create a state lottery. The amendment was being considered in a gaming commission appropriation bill. This was one of several […]
10 months ago
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State Lottery State of the State

Governor Phil Bryant is telling state lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican Governor said in his State Address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a way to generate revenue without raising taxes. He says Arkansas received $80 million dollars from its lottery last budget year, some […]
2 years ago
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State Lottery Heads To The Senate

The Mississippi house votes twice to establish a state lottery which would deliver half of its financing to public education and road maintenance. However, the effort is likely to be squashed in the senate. A lottery amendment was added to as senate bill which would set rules for online fantasy sports contests. Another amendment was […]