Lottery http://wunc.org en Lawmakers Agree On Lottery, Still Divided On Teacher Pay http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-agree-lottery-still-divided-teacher-pay <p></p><p></p><p>Republican lawmakers have been moving slowly on state budget negotiations. They finally reached a compromise Wednesday on how much revenue they will rely on from the state lottery. But that came after hours of finger-pointing and debate over other education issues, including teacher pay.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:35:50 +0000 Reema Khrais 38718 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Agree On Lottery, Still Divided On Teacher Pay State Lottery Director Says Budget Restrictions Would Decrease Revenue http://wunc.org/post/state-lottery-director-says-budget-restrictions-would-decrease-revenue <p>The North Carolina state House’s budget plan includes a provision that would double the amount of money the state lottery can use to advertise. Proponents say that would encourage people to buy more tickets and boost revenues to the tune of $106 million, which would be used for teacher raises. But this morning, the state lottery director told lawmakers that restrictions on advertising (that are also written into the House budget proposal) would result in bringing in far less money.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:28:03 +0000 Jessica Jones 37511 at http://wunc.org State Lottery Director Says Budget Restrictions Would Decrease Revenue House Budget Proposes Looking To Lottery Sales To Pay For Teacher Raises http://wunc.org/post/house-budget-proposes-looking-lottery-sales-pay-teacher-raises <div><p>State House Republicans released a proposed budget on Tuesday that is significantly different than the Senate's spending plan in terms of education. House leaders say they want to give all public school teachers raises without making them give up their job protections.</p><p>They're also looking to pull from lottery money to pay for those raises, instead of making cuts to public education.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:21:04 +0000 Reema Khrais 37049 at http://wunc.org House Budget Proposes Looking To Lottery Sales To Pay For Teacher Raises House Passes Bill Restricting Lottery Advertising http://wunc.org/post/house-passes-bill-restricting-lottery-advertising <p>Lawmakers in the state House have passed a bill that would place advertising restrictions on North Carolina's state-run lottery.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:28:14 +0000 Jessica Jones 13535 at http://wunc.org NC Education Lottery Turns Five http://wunc.org/post/nc-education-lottery-turns-five <p></p><p></p><p>Today is the five-year anniversary of the founding of the North Caroline Education Lottery. When it was created in 2006, North Carolina was one of the last states east of the Mississippi to create a lottery. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 9199 at http://wunc.org NC Education Lottery Turns Five