Keno Pause Opens New Fight Over Lottery (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press  on Sunday, Jul. 6, 2014 12:36 pm  

Hickey told reporters he's considering proposing having the lottery be run by a state agency, such as the Department of Finance and Administration, rather than the current independent commission.

The moratorium also gives lottery officials time to make their case for expanding their offerings. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said he planned to meet with lawmakers before next year's session to explain to them why lottery officials want to start the games.

"It is my job to try and find new sources of revenue. That's what I have to do," Woosley told reporters.

Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at @ADemillo.

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