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Rep. Goodman Files Bill Requiring More Financial Accountability From State Lottery PDF Print E-mail
State Government
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:33

State Representative Ken Goodman (D-Richmond County) filed legislation in the N.C. House of Representatives Wednesday to hold the State Lottery more accountable for its financial dealings.  The bill will restore the lottery’s revenue distribution to its original formula and prohibits the transfer of lottery funds from education to other government operations.

“We need more accountability in our State Lottery,” said Rep. Goodman.  “Voters need to know how the money is being spent.  We need to have more accountability, transparency and fiscal responsibility with the lottery funds”

House Bill 298 specifies that 50 percent of state lottery funds go to class-size reduction and 40 percent for the Public School Building Capital Fund.  The bill designates that 10 percent of the lottery funds will be designated for State Educational Assistance to pay for college and university scholarships.

“The voters and citizens across North Carolina need to know how the State Lottery is spending their money.  The voters were told lottery funding would go to the benefit of education.  We need to make sure we get back to the original promise, ensuring lottery funds go to help our students and educators  – not diverted to other government programs.  That’s the entire focus of this legislation,” said Rep. Goodman.

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