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Lottery update

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Rumors were circulating that the dollar amount for lottery scholarships might be approved in today's Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee meeting.  They weren't true.  The committee did approve an aggregate amount of scholarship awards for nontraditional students, to the tune of "at least $8 million."  Committee chairman Sen. David Johnson said that a working group was still considering all their options, but there seemed to be consensus on setting the dollar amounts to $5,000 for full-time students at four-year institutions (per year) and at $2,500 for full-timers at two-year schools.  He said those scholarship amounts will likely be approved when the committee meets again next week.  The committee did approve 21 changes to the lottery bill, including allowing those with G.E.Ds to be eligible for scholarship money.  See a full list of the changes here.
 

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