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Lottery funds benefit schools


Last updated 1/18/2007 at Noon

Vote “yes,” encouraged proponents of the California State Lottery Initiative in 1985. Proceeds will “provide hundreds of millions of additional dollars for public education…”

Vote “no,” argued its opponents, including a list of groups that included the PTA, the California Church Council and the California Police Chiefs Association and sheriffs of LA, San Diego, Alameda and Fresno counties, along with then-State Attorney General John Van De Kamp. “The lottery is an unstable source of funds, unreliable for improvement of regular educational programs,” they warned.


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