The latest on a special session on a proposed state lottery… A Senate committee has approved dueling lottery bills as lawmakers try to strike a compromise on gambling. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee this afternoon approved two bills. Republican Senator Jim McClendon is the sponsor of both bills. One bill backed by Governor Robert Bentley would authorize a state lottery. The other would also allow electronic lottery terminals, which can resemble slot machines, at four state dog tracks. The Senate could vote on the bills as soon as Wednesday.