Tennessee looks to cap lottery winnings at $600 for poor

The Tennessee Legislature is looking to make life a little more difficult for the poor.

A bill is scheduled to be discussed at a committee hearing Wednesday, April 8, that would prohibit anyone receiving state or federal assistance, sometimes called welfare, from winning $600 or more in the state lottery.

However, the author of the bill, Rep. Stacey Campfield, told me in a telephone interview on Wednesday morning that a subcommittee didn't have time to get to it, so the meeting on it has been delayed about two weeks. I'll check back with Campfield then for another update.