Where Gov. Bryant and Rep. Hughes go in different directions is on how lottery funds should be used. Gov. Bryant would want lottery money to build state roads and bridges. There’s no denying we need a roads and bridges funding solution. Our infrastructure is way behind.
But we agree with Rep. Hughes that education should be the only place lottery funds go if the state were ever to enact one. Investing in the future education of our citizens, including scholarships for high school graduates and funds for adult education, would be an economic boost for Mississippi for years to come.
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