Missouri veterans were denied a new revenue stream, when voters rejected amendment 8 last night. The measure would have created a separate lottery with all proceeds going to the Veterans Commission capital improvement trust fund.
Opponents feared the new lottery would have drained funds from the current one, which benefits education.
Supporters were disappointed, saying the lottery would have brought in millions of dollars for veteran’s programs
State Representative Sheila Solon sponsored the amendment. She says that Missourians will have to find a different way to support veterans.
Solon says she doesn’t plan to introduce any similar bills in the future.