Monday, October 27, 2008

States look at squeezing lotteries for revenues

The Department of Justice says states can't lease out their lotteries for big cash infusions. So Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels today scrapped plans to privatize the state's lottery.

Kentucky wouldn't seriously discuss anything like that anyway, but we did make a little progress with the idea of cutting spending on lottery advertising in the last General Assembly.

When they come back in looking for places to cut spending, slick advertising might be worth consideration for more slicing.

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