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Lottery's oversight too loose, some say

Time for tweak? lawmakers ask

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

Former state lawmakers Terry Smith (left) and Robbie Wills, shown in 2009, sponsored bills creating the state lottery and a 12-member legislative committee to oversee a lottery commission.

Now that the Legislature has passed a bill imposing a temporary ban on the Arkansas lottery offering electronic monitor games, some lawmakers say they want to explore whether to restructure the lottery and make it part of a state agency that works for the governor.

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