Scholarship Advocate Appointed To New Mexico Lottery Board

January 21, 2020 | Government

SANTA FE, New Mexico (December 24, 2019) — Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank that has advocated for New Mexico’s lottery-funded scholarship program.

According to The Associated Press the appointment of Think New Mexico’s field director to the New Mexico Lottery Authority was announced Monday.

Think New Mexico successfully advocated for legislation that guarantees at least 30% of lottery revenues are funnelled to scholarships. Solvency of the program has been an issue for years as the gap between revenues and demand for the financial aid has widened, even though enrolment has been sagging.

SOURCE: The Associated Press.