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Video: Lottery Commission Bill Moving Forward

After an unexpected debate that spanned two days, House members passed House Bill 2197 - to continue the Texas Lottery Commission — with a key provision that could ultimately lead to its demise.

Lawmakers in the Texas House agree the future of the Texas Lottery Commission is worth debating. But House members ultimately decided that House Bill 2197 — the bill to continue the commission's operations — wasn't the right peg for ending the lottery, not with a $2.2 billion cut to public schools at stake. After an unexpected debate that spanned two days, House members passed the bill with a key provision that could ultimately lead to the end of the lottery. The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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