The full Senate has given its approval to a bill that could privatize the state’s education lottery. Sen. John Ford said the lottery has not made as much money for education as supporters had claimed. He said privatization might create a more efficient operation.
Ford, who represents Craig, Nowata and Washington Counties, said the state would still maintain ongoing oversight. If the company failed to meet the terms and standards negotiated by the Lottery Asset Review Board, the state would terminate the contract.