Missouri House proposes $8M cut to lottery ad funding
By KMOV Web Producer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House Budget Committee is proposing to cut much of the advertising budget for the state's lottery.
A budget proposal released Tuesday includes an $8.3 million cut in funding for marketing. The lottery's current advertising budget is about $9.3 million.
Lottery director May Scheve says the lottery won't be able to generate as much money for schools if its ad budget is cut. She says schools would see about $24 million less in lottery proceeds if the House cut were approved.
Committee Chairman Ryan Silvey, a Kansas City Republican, says he doesn't think schools will lose that much. He says the lottery should use the money it receives more efficiently.
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