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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the state lottery to offer a special game to benefit veterans’ homes.

Missouri’s Constitution now dedicates all lottery proceeds to public education.

The proposal by Republican Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, would allow a new, electronic pull-tab game to help fund veterans’ homes.

The game is played on a computer screen, with characters revealed by sliding a fingertip instead of pulling a paper tab. The electronic games are usually played in restaurants or bars.

The House must approve Solon’s measure a second time before it goes to the Senate. If approved by the Legislature, the proposal would go before voters later this year.

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Veterans funding measure is HJR85
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