House Approves Continuation of Lottery Commission

After a near-death experience in the House on Tuesday, the Texas Lottery Commission is still on life support.

The House voted 88-54 Wednesday to continue the agency’s operations, though the majority of House members made clear that they would like to study how to wind down the agency and replace revenue generated by the lottery for schools in future state budgets. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Wednesday's vote came a day after the House caught many lawmakers by surprise by initially rejecting House Bill 2197, which continues the operations of the Texas Lottery Commission and lays out improvements ...

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