A lawmaker in Nevada has proposed a state lottery that would help fund mental health programs for youth in the state.
Assemblyman CH Miller on [Thursday] proposed an amendment to the Nevada Constitution that would pave the way for the Silver State to establish a lottery. According to Miller, the amendment would repeal the portion of the current Nevada Constitution that prohibits a lottery.
Miller says revenue raised through the state lottery would go towards programs that benefit youth mental health in Nevada.
As noted by Miller, due to the current lottery ban, Nevadans have to cross state lines into California or Arizona to purchase lottery tickets, “sending millions of dollars in revenue out of state that could have benefited” Nevada residents.