Lottery Bill Hits Roadblock

by Jeff Schuman, 
After already passing both the Wyoming House and Senate, the lottery bill faced a new hurdle on Monday. The House voted down Senate amendments that would change where the revenue would go. 
Following the house vote, a conference committee made up of three House members and three Senators reached a compromise to try and save the bill. Under the deal, the first $6 million of lottery revenue would go to local governments and any revenue after that would go to the permanent school fund.
The compromise must now be voted on by both houses. If passed, the bill heads to Governor Mead.