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Special Committee To Look At Lottery Bill

Posted April 12, 2005 7:52 a.m. EDT

— The state Senate is taking action on the lottery bill. Lawmakers have named a special committee to discuss the issue.

The committee will begin by looking at the bill passed by the House last week.

It was the first time the House passed a lottery bill.

Senate Republicans are unified against a lottery. Lottery opponents are hoping five or six Democrats will join them to kill the measure.