LOTTERY DIES IN NEVADA SENATE

June 04, 2001 8:28 PM
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An attempt to bring a state lottery to Nevada died in a Senate committee over the weekend.

Assembly Joint Resolution 11 called for amending the state Constitution to permit a lottery to raise funds for the state's schools and programs benefitting senior citizens.

The measure passed the Assembly and appeared to have at least the tacit approval of the casino industry, which has killed all previous attempts to bring a lottery to Nevada.

With less than 72 hours left in the legislative session, the measure failed to clear the Senate Government Affairs Committee.

No reasons were given for the resolution's demise. The measure's sponsor, Assemblywoman Kathy McClain (D-Las Vegas), declined comment.