State Lottery Bill Continues to Move Forward

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Representative Rosie Berger (Courtesy Photo)
Representative Rosie Berger (Courtesy Photo)

A state lottery is looking like it may become more than just an item of debate by legislators, as the House passed the bill on third reading Monday by a 31-28 vote. Representative Rosie Berger says that the bill now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

Proponents of the bill feel that residents are spending money buying lottery tickets out of state and that offering a lottery would allow that money to stay in Wyoming. Opponents say lotteries are a form of gambling and tax that would negatively affect the state's low-income citizens.

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