Friction over lottery
A freshman House member moved today for a special House session on Friday to discuss the lottery, but House Speaker Robbie Wills refused to recognize the motion.
Rep. John Burris, R-Harrison, made the motion on the floor during today’s House session. He said later he believes the time has now come, after weeks of work by select groups of legislators, for the House as a whole to discuss the lottery.
Wills said he denied the motion because he does not believe a special session of the entire House is necessary at this time. He said he spoke to freshman House members in detail about the lottery on Monday, and the House Rules Committee and the Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs will meet jointly Wednesday for another lottery discussion. Everyone is invited to attend that meeting, he said.
Wednesday’s meeting will be in the Old Supreme Court room at the Capitol upon adjournment of the House and Senate.
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