Free CT Community College Tuition Hinges On Online Lottery GamesJune 4, 2019 |
by Kathleen Megan and Keith M. Phaneuf
A plan to help thousands of first-time students – regardless of income – attend college cost-free is in the proposed budget bill, but whether it happens depends on a complex funding scheme.
The proposal’s fate involves the legalization of online lottery games.
The bill calls on the governor to consult with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and other state officials on the feasibility of letting the lottery offer its games online or through a mobile application.