Tag Archives: Georgia Lottery

Political Notes — Georgia Lottery has a jackpot year

The Georgia Lottery transferred more than $1.1 billion to the state treasury for education programs in fiscal year 2017 . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Georgia Lottery , Judson Hill

Senate bill tries to squeeze more dollars out of the lottery

The Georgia Lottery would be required to send a higher percentage of its gross proceeds to the HOPE scholarship and pre-K programs . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Georgia Lottery , payouts to HOPE

Senate bill tries to increase lottery returns

Senate leaders sponsor legislation that would the require the Georgia Lottery to return more of its gross sales to the HOPE and pre-K programs . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery , HOPE and pre-K returns

The odds seem long against casino gambling, religious freedom bills

The prospects for religious freedom or casino gambling bills in the new legislative session don’t appear to be very bright . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Casey Cagle , casino gambling , David Ralston , Georgia Lottery , religious freedom

Political Notes — Lottery transfers exceed $1 billion for first time

Georgia Lottery profits hit an all-time high for FY 2016, with more than $1 billion transferred for education programs . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery , Greenlaw , runoff election , voter turnout

Lawmakers start shuffling the casino cards

Hearings on the possible legalization of casinos and pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia got underway Monday with a legislative study committee hearing . . .

Tags: casinos , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships , horse racing

Lottery, sheriffs to take a closer look at video gaming operations

Georgia Lottery investigators will work with county sheriffs’ offices as they conduct more frequent inspections of video game operations . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery , Georgia sheriffs , video gaming licensees

Hill sends some warning signals to the Georgia Lottery

State Sen. Jack Hill, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, says the Georgia Lottery should reduce some administrative expenses so that more money is available for HOPE scholarships . . .

Tags: administrative expenses , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarship fund , Jack Hill , salaries

Political Notes – Reed pledges to promote ‘immigrant integration’

Atlanta and the federal immigration agency team up in an effort to persuade more foreign-born residents to apply for U.S. citizenship . . .

Tags: Ann Coulter , Georgia Lottery , Green Ribbon Schools , immigrants , Kasim Reed , Kimberly Worth , U.S. citizenship , whistleblower lawsuit

Lottery transfers nearly $1 billion in FY ’14

The Georgia Lottery generated record-breaking revenues for educational programs in fiscal year 2014 . . .

Tags: annual revenue , Georgia Lottery , HOPE scholarships