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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 31, 2015
PART V - CAN MORE FUNDING BE SQUEEZED FROM THE GEORGIA LOTTERY?

The Georgia Lottery has been a nationally recognized success and Georgia’s goals, administration and management have, over the years, proven successful and are a matter of pride in this state. I have been reluctant to join efforts to “force” through legislation goals for the Lottery and I have consistently supported any legislation asked for by the Commission. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 24, 2015
CAN MORE REVENUE FOR HOPE BE SQUEEZED OUT OF THE LOTTERY? Part IV

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT GEORGIA’S LOTTERY

1. Georgia’s Lottery is one of the largest in the nation, 5th in terms of sales. The other states that are in the top ten for largest in terms of total sales include states such as New York, California and Texas, as well as smaller states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 14, 2015
FIRST MONTH OF FISCAL YEAR LOOKS GOOD

Sometimes July, the first month of the 2016 Fiscal Year, can start off with a whimper. In some years refunds might have been delayed for cash flow purposes or maybe it’s the summer doldrums, but we never seem to have high expectations for July’s revenues. That is why 6.1% growth is a pleasant surprise for the month. Another reason is the changes brought about by HB 170, the Transportation bill.  (More)

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