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You can read about Stand for Children's proposal to lower rates over the next six years here: http://www.stand.org/Page.aspx?pid=1972 The plan doesn't make any changes to the commission rates for 18 months - allowing retailers to recover from any profits lost during the recession.
People will always go to bars, and people are not going to stop playing the lottery. If the Lottery Commission has a constitutional mandate to maximize revenue for the public good, why are we even having this debate? Right now this revenue is not being maximized for the public good.
Ask yourself this - how much does it really cost retailers to house lottery machines? And then ask yourself, how much does it cost us to have to take care of a society full of more and more high school dropouts every year? When will we ever learn and prioritize the things that are important, like high quality schools for Oregon kids?
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