Lottery committee plans final meeting

JACKSON – What is expected to be the final meeting of House Speaker Philip Gunn’s lottery study committee is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Mississippi Capitol.

Gunn formed the study committee in April in response to efforts in the House to pass lottery legislation.

After the November meeting, the plan is for legislative staff to compile the information garnered by the nine-member committee into a report to be presented to the Mississippi House before the 2018 session starts in January. The study committee, as its chairman Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, had said from the beginning, will not take a position on whether the state should have a lottery.

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