kentucky lottery http://wkms.org en House Committee Passes Revenue Bill for Pensions http://wkms.org/post/house-committee-passes-revenue-bill-pensions <p></p><p>The House budget committee has passed a bill that would help shore up the state's underfunded pension system. House Bill 416 would take revenues from expanding Kentucky lottery sales and online games, as well as from Instant Racing if the state Supreme Court upholds the legality of the game.</p><p>House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the bill would generate at least $100 million a year to be put into a trust fund for pensions.&nbsp; And he says using money from lottery sales won't hurt scholarship funds tied to lottery profits.</p><p><em>"Those are left harmless, they'll still be funded. And they'll be allowed 2 percent growth in this proposal so they'll still continue to grow," Stumbo said.</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:50:03 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28599 at http://wkms.org House Committee Passes Revenue Bill for Pensions Kentucky Lottery Projections High http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lottery-projections-high <p>The Kentucky Lottery is projecting record sales this year. The commission&rsquo;s chief financial officer Howard Kline says sales are likely to exceed $817 million and that would be the lottery&rsquo;s best year ever.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:07:39 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 18659 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lottery Projections High