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Wyoming Senate votes to concur on lottery legislation

Feb 27, 2013 - The Associated Press

Proceeds would be split between local governments and public schools.

CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to concur on a compromise over a bill that would authorize creation of a state lottery.

The bill now heads to Gov. Matt Mead.

The House and the Senate voted Tuesday to approve a conference committee resolution that called for the first $6 million in proceeds to go to local governments.

Any proceeds over that amount would go to a public school foundation fund.

The House and Senate originally had disagreed over how to spend lottery proceeds. The Senate originally called for putting the money into a fund that supports schools while the House called for distributing proceeds to local governments.

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