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State lawmakers may want to remove education from the North Carolina Education Lottery. The budget passed in the State Senate last week strips away what many see as a critical tool to get that money to schools.

How the money is supposed to be spent is clearly spelled out in the 2005 law that set up the education lottery. Fifty percent goes to classrooms and early education, 40 percent to school construction, and 10 percent to scholarships.

The Senate budget strips all that out. It leaves many wondering if the Education Lottery will need a new name sometime down the road.