North Carolina Lottery Lobbying

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North Carolina is contemplating a lottery to help fix its large budget shortfall this year. Gov. Mike Easley is proposing a bill that will allow North Carolinians to vote on a lottery in November. Republicans say the proposal is a ploy for votes, while at least one company with a stake in the lottery hopes voters say yes. North Carolina is one of only a dozen states without a lottery, and several organizations are fighting to keep it that way. NPR's Peter Overby reports.



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