Statement by Senator Cal Hobson
Senate President Pro Tempore
"I'm pleased that a majority of House members agree with Governor Henry, Representative Kirby and me that the people of Oklahoma should have the opportunity to vote on the education lottery.
"We look forward to working with the governor on refining the legislation and working toward passage of the best possible lottery proposal to put before the voters of this state.
"I also want to echo comments made during the House debate that the lottery is not a panacea for our budget ills. It can be one positive step forward toward a long-term solution for education funding. In the short-term, we must continue to work toward finding other sources of new revenue to fill this historic revenue gap."