Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

Arkansas Lottery Posts $89.9M for College Scholarships

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 3:43 pm

The newness may have worn off the Arkansas lottery, which saw a drop of $37 million in sales of its instant ticket games in the just-ended fiscal year, according to budget figures released by the lottery on Wednesday.

What's the News About Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Employee? Ask Again Later

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

Is a member of the South Carolina contingent that arrived in Little Rock to launch the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in 2009 about to be in the news again?

Panel Approves Pay Raises for Arkansas Lottery Employees

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2013 1:44 pm

The 82 employees of Arkansas' lottery will receive 2 percent cost-of-living adjustments and merit pay raises and the director will receive two payments totaling $7,080 under a plan approved by the games' governing board Wednesday.

Lottery Projects $500K Less in Arkansas Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 1:58 pm

The Arkansas lottery is projecting that it will bring in less money for scholarships in the coming fiscal year.

Arkansas Tech to Supplement Freshmen Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 9:19 am

Eligible freshmen at Arkansas Tech are to get up to $1,000 in supplemental scholarship money for the coming academic year.

New Jackpot Game Boosting Lottery Revenue After Drop

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

Revenue generated by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has dropped, but lottery director Bishop Woosley says new games and promotions are ready to take up the slack

Cuts in Lottery Scholarships Challenge Arkansas Colleges

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

While the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery seeks to compensate for slumping sales, the state’s colleges and universities are struggling to help incoming freshmen compensate for a decrease of $2,500 in their lottery-funded scholarships.

Arkansas Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Lottery Name

by Associated Press 5/30/2013 9:18 am

Arkansas' highest court says the state can't be sued by a businessman who said he owns the name of the lottery. In a 4-3 decision, the high court reversed a lower court's decision and dismissed a lawsuit from Ed Dozier's company, Alpha Marketing, against the lottery commission.

Arkansas Lottery Commission Wants Lawsuit Dismissed

by Associated Press 5/10/2013 9:51 am

The state Supreme Court should dismiss a lawsuit about the lottery's name after a lower court refused to do so last year, a lawyer for the Arkansas Lottery Commission argued Thursday.

Arkansas Lottery Hopes to Boost Revenue, Profit Margin

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/29/2013 12:53 pm

A bill that would have required the Arkansas lottery to turn at least a 25 percent annual profit didn't make it out of committee this year, but the lottery director said Monday he expects similar bills to be proposed in future legislative sessions.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 8:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 2:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

After Lottery Change, Lyon College Freezes Tuition, Fees for Next Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2013 2:47 pm

The Lyon College Board of Trustees says that it has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in response to changes in to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Mike Beebe Signs Bill Changing Lottery Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/1/2013 2:41 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law a bill that changes the awards offered to college students through the state's lottery-funded scholarship program.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2013 5:54 pm

An overhaul of the Arkansas Lottery-funded college scholarship program was given final approval by lawmakers Monday, creating a system in which award amounts increase each year for students at four-year schools.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Associated Press 2/25/2013 3:55 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to legislation changing the amounts of the state's lottery-funded college scholarships.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

State Senate Panel Backs Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Associated Press 2/20/2013 3:02 pm

A Senate panel has endorsed changing the amounts of Arkansas' lottery-funded college scholarship program, a move that one lawmaker said was needed to provide stability to the program.

Arkansas Lottery Has Now Given Away $1B in Prizes

by Associated Press 2/20/2013 7:34 am

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has reached a milestone - it has now given away $1 billion in prizes since it began selling tickets in 2009.

Arkansas House Approves Bill to Change Lottery Scholarships

by Associated Press 2/18/2013 2:24 pm

The Arkansas House has approved changes to the awards offered to college students through the state's lottery-funded scholarship program.