CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reported on Monday that his council of economic advisers believes an infrastructure program is the state's best bet to counter the job and revenue losses expected from an economic recession.

But the governor made no mention in his news release of the recent advisory opinion from the U.S. Justice Department that has dampened the outlook on the leasing of state lotteries as a means to raise upfront cash - the fiscal cornerstone of Blagojevich's proposed capital budget.

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