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Lottery & Veterans ID Bills Passed

February 27, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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The bill that proposed to establish a lottery in Wyoming has been passed by both the House and the Senate,after Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says members of the Senate finally concurred with the House on how the proceeds would be used.   Gingery says the results of the lottery really won’t be a lot of money – maybe four or five million dollars each year compared with a $3.4-billion state budget.  Under the House-proposed bill, the first $4-million or so would be distributed to the towns and counties in the state for their needs and the remainder would be channeled to the school foundation fund.  The argument in the House had been that the state school system is already the best funded in the nation and so does not need funds raised through the lottery.  Another bill that has passed both the House and Senate would recognize veterans for their years of service with a “V”on the state’s drivers’ licenses.  Gingery says the measure will cut down on fraud among those falsely claiming they are veterans, but also it would encourage business to offer discounts to those who are veterans as a way of honoring them.  That bill now goes to Governor Mead for his signature.  The state legislative session is expected to conclude today.

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