Group Submits Lawsuit Against Lottery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A conservative group opposing a state-run lottery that would generate money for college scholarships has submitted to the Arkansas Supreme Court a lawsuit that questions whether the proposal clearly tells voters what it would do.

The Arkansas Family Council delivered its petition to justices during the lunch hour. Clerks at the court said the lawsuit had been delivered but had not yet been formally filed with the court.

Arkansas is one of eight states without a lottery. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has proposed establishing a state-run game and dedicating its proceeds to college scholarships. Arkansas voters have twice before rejected lotteries, but earlier proposals tied them in with casinos.

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