TOPEKA, Kan. — A bill in the Kansas House would earmark $8 million in lottery proceeds to finance state water programs.
The bill would require that $8 million in appropriations to the State Water Plan be drawn entirely from the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, which uses lottery revenue. Currently, state law requires that $6 million in general fund revenue and $2 million from the economic initiatives fund go to the water plan.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the new bill would take the entire $8 million from the EDIF.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tom Sloan, a Lawrence Democrat, says it would require that $3 million be used by Kansas Geological Survey, Kansas Biological Survey and Kansas State University for research on maintaining a reliable supply of quality water.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com