House Committee to Consider Revamped Lottery Bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A legislative committee is considering reworked lottery legislation as supporters anticipate a tight vote in the House of Representatives.
The bill, like the Senate-passed plan, authorizes a lottery with paper tickets.
However, it sends 75 % of proceeds to the general fund and 25 % to the education budget, instead of using a large portion to pay off debt.
Clouse says the state has pressing budget needs and members want to use some money for education.
Clouse said he expects a close House vote. The bill face a mixture of opposition from lawmakers opposed to gambling and those who want to allow electronic gambling terminals.
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