JONESBORO, AR - Lt. Governor Bill Halter's campaign for a state constitutional amendment creating a state-run lottery to fund education has raised $40,400.
Hope for Arkansas, the lottery campaign committee, filed a report yesterday showing it had raised $30,400 in October. The contributions came from developer John Bradley and his wife, Patricia. The Baileys have pledged $300,000 to the campaign.
The campaign spent the money on a Virginia consulting firm and on a Michigan signature-gathering company.
Halter will be in Jonesboro and Region 8 today, promoting his lottery campaign.
The proposal's language has been approved by the attorney general's office. Supporters must gather 78,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.