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Gambling, Medical Marijuana, Transgender Youth Medication Among Bills Undecided in Closing Weeks

Alabama legislators in the closing days of the session will face decisions on gambling, medical marijuana and a bill to ban the use of medications to help transgender-youth transition. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said he expects all three bills, which have already cleared the Alabama Senate, to get votes in the House of Representatives in the final days of the…

Alabama Senate Approves Lottery, Casino Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved a  lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers make a third attempt to advance a gambling bill this session. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment would establish a state lottery and allow nine casino sites in the state. Casino and sports betting sites would be located in Macon County as well as Jefferson County,…

Alabama Senate Expected to Debate Casino, Lottery Bill Tuesday

State senators on Tuesday are expected to debate lottery and casino legislation. Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) said he expects to bring up a bill for debate that would establish a state lottery as well as allow multiple casino sites. McClendon says he believes he has the 21 votes needed to get the measure through the Senate. The debate comes days…

Gambling Bill Fails in Alabama Senate By Two Votes

  The Alabama Senate has voted down a bill that would have created a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in the state. The bill got 19 votes in favor and 13 against, but needed 21 votes to pass due to it being a proposed constitutional amendment. The bill originally had five locations for planned casinos. Before a final vote was…

Lottery, casino bill introduced in Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker has filed a proposal to start a lottery and allow casinos in the state. Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston introduced the much-anticipated gambling bill Tuesday. Marsh says his bill proposes a state lottery and five casinos, mostly at existing dog tracks. Alabama voters must approve any change to the state Constitution to…