A State Lottery in Mississippi?

The House took up the appropriation bill for the Mississippi Gaming Commission, but their funding could be in jeopardy if a state lottery isn’t created. The commission is set to receive just over $8 million in FY 2019, but if an amendment by Rep. Alyce Clarke is put into law, they won’t receive any of those funds. The amendment is short, but its intentions are clear. Several bills attempting to establish a lottery died earlier in the session.