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Lottery Offers $30.1M School Payday

Tuesday was a $30.1 million payday for Idaho schools — thanks to another recordbreaking year for the state lottery. Idaho lotteryThe Idaho Lottery delivered a $48.2 million dividend Tuesday, the state’s cut from $197.6 million in ticket sales. Here’s how the money breaks down for K-12:

  • The first $18,075,000 go into the Department of Education’s School District Building Fund. This fund received $17 million in 2012.
  • The Department of Education’s Bond Levy Equalization Fund will receive $12,050,000, up from $7.5 million a year ago. More from Kevin Richert/The EDge here.

Question: Don't you wish Gov. Butch Otter and the Idaho Legislature supported schools as well as the Idaho Lottery does, relatively speaking?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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