$11 Million Headed to Kindergarten in N.H., But Keno Revenues Fall Short

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New Hampshire is sending about $11 million to full-day kindergarten programs this year. The money is the result of SB 191. The law, passed last year , mandates that the state help cover costs of full-day kindergarten , covering at least $1,100 - or 7 percent - of per pupil costs. SB 191 has been nicknamed the "keno-garten law" because it requires that all revenue generated by the electronic Keno gambling game go to funding full-day kindergarten, and that the state's Education Trust Fund pick up any shortfall. In August, Keno sales hit $11.7 million. New Hampshire Lottery Director Charlie McIntyre says that after overhead and prize costs, 17 to 18 cents of every keno dollar ends up going to school districts. That leaves about $2 million so far this...

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$11 Million Headed to Kindergarten in N.H., But Keno Revenues Fall Short

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