It will likely be interesting for you to watch the sparks that can be expected to fly over a proposal in the Ohio General Assembly that would mandate an immediate end to Ohio’s Vax-a-million lottery.
Representative Jena Powell plans to introduce such a proposal in the Ohio House, contending the state’s offer of 5 1 million dollar cash prizes, and 5 4-year full ride state school scholarships that’s been made in hopes of boosting covid19 vaccination rates is a gross misuse of tax payer dollars.
In introducing the plans for the lottery earlier this month Governor Mike DeWine acknowledge that the idea had it’s critics but said the goal of getting more Ohioans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated was a worthy one.
Even critics of the lottery have to admit the idea appears to be working.
There’s been a sharp increase in the number of Ohioans who have received at least 1 vaccine shot over the past couple of weeks.
Our governor says if lawmakers vote to pass a bill to end the lottery he will veto it.
I’ll leave it up to Ohio’s lawmakers to decide with the vax-a-million lottery is a wasteful use of federal government Coronavirus stimulus dollars, but I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have to look hard to find others.
That’s the way I see it.