- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire city has become the first to put a lottery game on the ballot as a way to raise money for full-day kindergarten.

The Franklin City Council voted unanimously Monday to allow residents to choose if they want to allow keno at drinking establishments during the upcoming election.

Their vote comes after the Legislature legalized the game as a way to fund full-day kindergarten programs statewide. The law stipulates the game will only be allowed in cities and towns that approve it.

Franklin City Manager Elizabeth Dragon tells the Concord Monitor (https://bit.ly/2hKdBxH) the council “felt it should be up to the voters.” She says the city will still be eligible for kindergarten funding generated even if voters do not approve the game.

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