LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- Plans to make Michigan a sports betting state are moving through the state Legislature. A package of bills is scheduled to be voted out of a House committee Tuesday.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is concerned that expanding gambling in Michigan – including through legalized sports betting – will take away from the School Aid Fund. She says people could end up playing the lottery less. A portion of the lottery revenue goes to schools.
Bill sponsor, Representative Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Township) said that’s not the case.