Alabama Lottery News
Thursday Jan 26 | via Alabama Live
Lottery ticket stores at the Tennessee state line were doing a booming business selling lottery tickets to customers from Alabama on Friday Jan.8, 2016, the day before the big Powerball drawing with a jackpot now over $800 million. Four people told the Alabama Advisory Council on Gaming that voters should settle the issue of whether to allow a lottery and other forms of gambling during a spirited public hearing at the Alabama State House today. Comment?
Aug 24, 2016 | via The Gazette
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed lottery faces an uncertain future amid disagreements about gambling and whether there is still time to get the measure before voters in November. The lottery bill on Thursday heads to a critical vote on the floor of the House of Representatives after being advanced by the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on an 8-3 vote. Comment?
Jul 27, 2016 | via Alabama Live
By Bill Armistead, immediate past Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, former State Senator and Chief Economic Advisor to Governor Guy Hunt. His email address is Armistead.Bill@gmail.com If something appears too good to be true, it usually is. Comment?
Aug 12, 2016 | via The Montgomery Advertiser
Lottery's prospects uncertain on eve of special session Bentley hopes program can provide revenue to address cuts to Medicaid; BP settlement also likely to come up Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser.com: http://on.mgmadv.com/2bohcxe Silent Session takes a look at the politics of the lottery as the Legislature prepares to return to consider an amendment authorizing one. A customer fills out a Mega Millions ticket at a store in Hialeah, Fla. Comment?
Aug 10, 2016 | via The Decatur Daily
The leader of the Alabama Senate said Wednesday he prefers a senator's lottery and expanded gaming proposal over Gov. Robert Bentley's legislation to allow only a lottery. But some other senators on that chamber's Tourism and Marketing Committee, which will get the first stab at lottery legislation next week, say it goes too far. Comment?
Aug 3, 2016 | via Alabama Live
Customers wait in line to get into the new Wind Creek Casino before the grand opening Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Wetumpka, Ala. Want to make a bet? Here's one. Comment?
Jul 31, 2016 | via Daily Mail
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Jul 30, 2016 | via Alabama Live
Wyoming became the latest state to approve a lottery when a law establishing WyoLotto passed the Legislature in 2013. It was "a long time coming," the state's lottery association says. Comment?
Jul 27, 2016 | via WHNT-TV Huntsville
Bentley's plan would take proceeds from the lottery and add it to the state's struggling general fund. Not everyone is in favor of that plan, especially since neighboring states like Tennessee and Georgia, that put all of that money into education initiatives in the state. Comment?
May 9, 2016 | via WTHR-TV Indianapolis
Wildlife officials say a Florida man was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon that leapt into his boat on the Suwannee River during a fishing tournament. Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. Comment?
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