New Commentary on Arkansas Lottery Proposal

March 12, 2008

Arkansas is one of only eight states without a lottery, and Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter would like to change that. He has proposed putting a lottery question on the November 4 general election ballot.

As we have written before, state-run lotteries levy regressive, hidden, non-neutral taxes that have no place in a system of sound state tax policy. A new Tax Foundation commentary takes a humorous approach at explaining why Arkansas should remain a non-lottery state.

Click here to read the commentary, “A Modest Proposal for Raising Education Revenue in Arkansas Without a Lottery.

Click here to read the Tax Foundation Background Paper Gambling with Tax Policy: States’ Growing Reliance on Lottery Tax Revenue.

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