I read today that the NC Senate may include the lottery in the state’s budget, making the budget easier to pass.
So already the lottery is turning out to be pointless. Instead of being a surplus it will cause more debt as we come to expect a certain amount of revenue each year. So the 30% which is supposed to go to education will really only replace money being channeled to other places. And if the lottery doesn’t do as well one year, schools don’t get their funding.
It’s already begun. So, while the General Assembly could be lowering taxes to entice business instead of subsidizing specific companies (like Dell) and while the state could try to raise education standards, instead it wastes its time with a miracle fix for a difficult problem.