New Mexico lottery chief seeks change - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

New Mexico lottery chief seeks change

Posted: Updated:

 ALBUQUERQUE - The head of New Mexico's lottery system wants the state Legislature to cut the 30 percent minimum it is required to provide in revenues to the college scholarship program, noting that such a move could increase lottery sales and create a larger revenue stream for the program.

However, the Albuquerque Journal reports that the head of a Santa Fe-based think tank says such a move would only put money in pockets of lottery vendors and system administrators, not enriching the scholarship programs the lottery was intended for.

The Legislative Lottery Scholarship program provides tuition money for students at state-funded institutions. The New Mexico lottery system says it has raised more than $610 million for education. 

Source: Associated Press

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Lane Closures for the Week

    Lane Closures for the Week

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:14:08 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - While you are out driving around this week here are some area lane closures to be aware of.
    Amarillo, TX - While you are out driving around this week here are some area lane closures to be aware of.
  • Car Seat Checkup at the Amarillo Fire Station

    Car Seat Checkup at the Amarillo Fire Station

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:09:20 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - If your child's car seat moves when the car stops or turns, seems too small, or allows your child to get out...local agencies want to help keep your child safe.
    Amarillo, TX - If your child's car seat moves when the car stops or turns, seems too small, or allows your child to get out...local agencies want to help keep your child safe.
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:19:55 GMT
    BOONE - An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    BOONE - An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.