Tennessee Lottery http://wkms.org en Tennessee Lottery Sets 3rd-Quarter Record http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-lottery-sets-3rd-quarter-record <p>The Tennessee Lottery raised a record 89.9 million dollars for education in the third quarter.&nbsp; It exceeded the old record of just over 79 .5 million in the third quarter of 2006.&nbsp; Lottery officials credit a world record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million on March 30 and increasingly popular instant games.&nbsp; Lottery board chairman Keith Simmons says the games are on track for a record year.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:03:20 +0000 Associated Press 17659 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Lottery Sets 3rd-Quarter Record Lottery Scholarship Bill Passes Tennessee Senate http://wkms.org/post/lottery-scholarship-bill-passes-tennessee-senate <p>A proposal that would make cutting some Tennessee students&#39; lottery scholarships in half contingent on lottery revenues has passed the Senate.&nbsp; The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Education Committee.&nbsp; An original proposal sought to reduce by 50 percent the award for students who do not meet both standardized testing and high school grade requirements. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:54:56 +0000 Associated Press 17658 at http://wkms.org Lottery Scholarship Bill Passes Tennessee Senate Tennessee GOP Reconsidering Lottery Scholarship Bill http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-gop-reconsidering-lottery-scholarship-bill <p>Republican leaders are proposing legislation that would tie changes to lottery scholarship requirements to lottery revenue growth.&nbsp; A GOP-backed measure that would cut some students&#39; scholarships in half has drawn heavy criticism from Democrats who say it&#39;s unnecessary because the lottery&#39;s education proceeds have increased 4 percent since 2005, with about $10 million more coming in a year.&nbsp; Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham announced Tuesday in a statement that if the $10 million is sustained through 2015, then the pro Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:06:51 +0000 Shelly Baskin & From the Associated Press 17187 at http://wkms.org The Politics of the Tennessee Lottery http://wkms.org/post/politics-tennessee-lottery <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">Business is good for the Tennessee Lottery. It&rsquo;s posting record sales and has over 360 million in a reserve fund. Despite that, some legislators are pressing ahead with a plan that make it harder for students to get Hope Scholarships, which are funded by the lottery. Capitol reporter Joe White talks about the politics of the lottery with WPLN&#39;s Bradley George.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:18:36 +0000 Bradley George & Joe White 17166 at http://wkms.org The Politics of the Tennessee Lottery