Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would create a lottery ticket aimed at raising funds for veterans' services.
Republican Rep. Marsha Looper and Democratic Sen. Suzanne Williams will be speaking Saturday at the state Capitol about the legislation they plan to introduce when the Legislature meets in January.
The bill would create a scratch ticket with all the proceeds going to the Veterans Assistance Grant Fund. The money would be used to create programs to help veterans with career counseling, mental health and temporary housing assistance.
Looper says tough budget times mean the state does not have enough funds to help veterans.
Other states that have similar lottery programs for veterans include Illinois, Texas and Kansas.
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