Senate Republicans: House Democrats should support lease

Senate Republicans want House Democrats to give serious thought to Governor Daniel’s proposed lease of the Hoosier Lottery.  The anticipated money from the lease would be $60 million per year over the next 10 years in the senate version of the bill.  However, the law has never reached a hearing in the House and House Speaker Patrick Bauer stands firm in saying it will not have a hearing.  The senate says they plan to use the money from the lease to fund new programs to state universities, as well as awarding scholarships to Hoosier students to keep them in state.