Economy

April 7, 2011 7:30 AM

Fund diversion from Texas veterans lottery program raises questions

Beginning in 2009, Texans could start buying scratch-off lottery tickets that did something unusual amid all the convenience store offerings -- support a specific program. The $2 Veterans Cash game supports the Fund for Veterans' Assistance, which issues grants to nonprofits around the state to provide counseling, transportation, housing and child care for veterans and their families. But the budget crisis has arrived even to the Veterans Cash scratch-off game.

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