Another Lottery Attempt Close to Failing in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Time is about to run out for a lottery and casino bill in the Alabama Legislature.
The gambling bill will be dead for the session unless it wins Senate approval Thursday.
Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh had proposed allowing Alabamians to vote on creating a state lottery and allowing casinos at for state dog tracks.
Marsh says gambling should be an option to find revenue for the state. The Senate Tourism Committee approved the legislation, but his bill has not gotten a floor vote.
Legislative rules make it difficult to pass controversial Senate bills in the final four days of the 30-day session. After the 26th legislative day, which is Thursday, it requires unanimous consent to send a Senate bill down to the House for debate.
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