Hopefully this is the last NC education lottery post for awhile:
Outlining two major differences, the Senate voted unanimously Monday to reject the House budget proposal.
Sen. Harry Brown, a lead budget writer, said the House budget doesn’t provide enough money to pay for Medicaid costs and “bets on lottery proceeds to pay for teacher pay.”
In an interview later, Brown expressed concern about using additional lottery sales to balance the budget. He raised questions about the House overestimating the money it may receive from increased lottery advertising. The News & Observer reported Saturday that the lottery commission believes the $106 million estimate the House used is inflated by $47 million.