In the next legislative session, 28TH District State Representative Craig Ford will propose a statewide lottery. Representative Ford says when the state legislature returns to Montgomery, legislators will have to take on a major problem and that problem is funding our state budgets. Ford says all the proceeds will go towards education and will be used to finance scholarships for kids to go to a university or community college. The program would be similar to Georgia’s Hope Scholarship Fund. And, all Alabama students with an A/B average would be eligible. Representative Craig Ford is the Minority Leader in the Alabama House of Representatives. The next legislative session begins in March 2015.