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Amendment that would create education 'lockbox' for casino money in Maryland passes

Now, thanks to the ballot question, the state must use 100% of its gambling money to increase school funding within five years.
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MARYLAND -- An amendment that would create an education lockbox, requiring the state to provide gambling money for school funding, passes on Tuesday night.

Question 1 on the ballot asked voters about education-gaming revenues.

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The question comes after money from legalized gambling in the state was meant to go towards education was put into a general fund for infrastructure, state workers, police and more.

Now, thanks to the ballot question, the state must use 100% of its gambling money to increase school funding within five years.