lottery

Governor to call Special Session for Lottery

Says it would raise $225-Million.

Governor Bentley says he will call a special session of the Legislature to consider a constitutional amendment allowing a statewide lottery. He says he will travel the state first, to promote the legislation that would set up a vote by Alabama residents to amend the Alabama Constitution, which currently bans lotteries. Bentley says the lottery would solve Alabama’s funding problems,…

Senator Makes Final Push for Alabama Lottery

As Alabama’s 2016 legislative session quickly nears its end, a state senator is making a final push for a lottery. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Thursday voted for a bare-bones constitutional amendment that would allow Alabamians to vote on the issue but provides few other details. Several senators say they voted in favor of the amendment with the…

Legislators Introduce Lottery Proposal

Some lawmakers say it’s time for Alabama to consider a lottery. Tuesday, Senator Jim McClendon of Springville and Representative Alan Harper of Northport introduced legislation for the upcoming session. It would allow Alabamians a chance to vote on a lottery. McClendon said he is introducing the bill because his constituents “constantly” tell him they want to see a lottery in Alabama. The bill…