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Monkey Business Report: “Education” Lottery edition

Silly us.  We got told that this state lottery was going to fulfill all public education funding needs.  That’s what we get for believing what we’re told from Raleigh:  Politicians and policy analysts clashed Tuesday over school construction costs and who should pay. The rural-urban…

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#ncpol: Firms from Jim Black era scandal get state lottery contracts

That’s what it looks like:  The North Carolina Education Lottery Commission awarded two contracts for the operation of its gaming systems and instant ticket services Wednesday. Foreign-owned International Gaming Technology, formerly GTECH, was awarded the contract to rebuild the state’s gaming systems from the ground…

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NC Education Lottery money NOT making it to Moore County schools?

There’s been a lot of belly-aching about schools reportedly getting short-changed.  The North Carolina education lottery came into being in 2005 as a method for providing much needed funding for public schools.  Moore County’s board of commissioners is under the impression that the county is…