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What’s In The Latest Alabama Lottery Bill?

Legislators say the bill is promising.

Two weeks into the Alabama Legislative session a lottery bill is gaining support. The bill is sponsored by veteran Republican Senator Del Marsh of Anniston. Legislators say this is one of the strongest lottery bills they’ve seen in the state house in recent years. Senator Marsh’s bill has 100 percent of money going to a scholarship fund after winnings are…

Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy 3rd Meeting

Friday morning the Governor’s Study Group on Gambling Policy held their third meeting, via zoom teleconference. The group heard from experts on gaming including the chairman of the wildly popular powerball game. Projections suggest that Alabama could see $1 Billion in gross revenue, and $250 Million in gross revenue. Chairman of the study group Todd Strange says the group is…

Lottery Bill is Dead in the House of Representatives

The lottery bill stalled on the floor Tuesday after not receiving enough procedural votes for a debate. We now have confirmation that the bill is dead. Representative Steve Clouse sponsored the bill, and carried it through the House.  He said at the end of the day, he thinks it came down to Greene and Macon County. Those two counties have…

Will Alabama Finally Have a Lottery?

Click here to see Lottery Proposal It has been four years since a major attempt at legislation for a lottery was at the State House. Now Republican Senator Jim McClendon is proposing a clean state lottery bill. “The people of Alabama, and my constituents have made it clear to me, that they want to be able to buy a lottery…

Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Bell Cobb Proposes Alabama Lottery

Democratic candidate for governor Sue Bell Cobb has announced a proposal for a statewide education lottery. The issue has come up in political campaigns for decades but has never been approved. Cobb says her “Lifelong Learner Lottery” would help fund three education programs. She says some of the money would meet the needs of Kindergarten and K-4 programs. She says there…