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No lottery for Alabama after ‘thoroughly confusing’ process

BIRMINGHAM (Maggie Walsh) — “The lottery bill for the 2016 special session is dead,” announced the measure’s sponsor, Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, on Aug. 26 after the Senate voted against agreeing with the House changes to the bill (SB3). The … Continue reading

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Lottery bill passes in House; back to Senate today

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill, SB 3, fell two votes short of passing in the House last night, but in a surprising turn of events that includes a reconsideration motion and a re-vote, the bill was passed just … Continue reading

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Lottery vote will not be on Nov. 8 ballot

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama House members blocked the committee meeting on Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery proposal this afternoon, ensuring that it will not be on the Nov. 8 ballot for Alabamians to vote on. Bentley’s lottery bill, SB 3, had to be reviewed … Continue reading

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What Alabamians have to say about a lottery

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabamians have less than 24 hours to decide where they really stand on the issue of the lottery so they can contact their representative and have a heart-to-heart conversation. To contact your representative before the Tuesday afternoon session of the … Continue reading

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Whose math makes sense?

BIRMINGHAM (Maggie Walsh) — Now that Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill has been passed through the Senate, the House of Representatives has until Wednesday to approve the measure in order to get the bill on the ballot for Nov. 8. … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley’s lottery bill passes Senate, headed to House on Tuesday

BIRMINGHAM (Maggie Walsh and Jennifer Davis Rash) — Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill (SB 3), sponsored by Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, passed the Alabama Senate 21–12 a little more than a hour ago. The bill is Bentley’s attempt to address … Continue reading

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Expanded gambling bill dies; lottery bill to be considered tomorrow

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — One lottery bill is dead after this afternoon’s Senate session and the other will be addressed in the morning. Sen. Jim McClendon’s lottery bill was just one vote shy of passing, with 20 aye votes and 11 nays. … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley to propose lottery in special session

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley confirmed July 27 that he will be bringing a statewide lottery proposal to the special session that will begin Aug. 15. The goal of the session is to find funding for the $85 million Medicaid … Continue reading

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AL Supreme Court rules against VictoryLand

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Using firm language, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled against VictoryLand’s casino forfeiture case March 31. The decision allows the state to destroy more than 1,200 electronic bingo machines it confiscated from the casino and keep more than … Continue reading

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Burgess calls lottery legislation ‘lazy plan’

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — As lottery legislation is currently being considered by legislators, the Alabama Policy Institute released its first video of Alabamians speaking out against gambling. The video features Rick Burgess, co-host of the nationally syndicated “Rick and Bubba Show” … Continue reading

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