Lottery Vote As Session Nears End

Friday, April 22, 2016

 

As Alabama's 2016 legislative session quickly nears its end, a state senator is making a final push for a lottery with a proposed constitutional amendment. There are five meeting days left in the session. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee today voted for Republican Senator Jim McClendon's amendment, which would allow Alabamians to vote on the issue in November. Alabama is one of five US states without a lottery. Alabamians in 1999 voted down a lottery proposed by then-Governor Don Siegelman. Another lottery bill brought this session, a bid to have Alabama join multistate lottery games such as Powerball, has stalled in committee.

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