Gambling Bill Dies as Legislative Session Winds Down

05.18.21 – In this article, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press reports that the legislative session ended without a vote on casino gaming and lottery bill. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “The session wound down Monday night without a House vote on the Senate-passed lottery and casino bill. HouseContinue reading “Gambling Bill Dies as Legislative Session Winds Down”

Gambling bill stalls in the Alabama House as tempers flare

05.08.21 – In this article, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press reports that negotiations to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize lotteries and casinos stalled in the Alabama House of Representatives. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “…The demise of the legislationContinue reading “Gambling bill stalls in the Alabama House as tempers flare”

Comprehensive gaming, lottery bill appears to be dead for this session

05.07.21 – In this article, Brandon Moseley of the Alabama Political Reporter reports that the Alabama House did not vote on the bill to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize the lotteries and casinos. A summary of the article is contained in the following quote: “…During theContinue reading “Comprehensive gaming, lottery bill appears to be dead for this session”

Alabama Senate approves bills for lottery, casinos

4.13.21 – In this article, Mike Cason reports that the Alabama State Senate approved the bill to provide Alabama citizens with the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize the lotteries and casinos. The key messaging points are contained in the following quote: “McClendon’s original bill proposed a constitutional amendment to allow votersContinue reading “Alabama Senate approves bills for lottery, casinos”

Alabama lottery debate to continue after Senate passes one bill, carries second over

4.07.21. In the enclosed article from the Montgomery Advertiser, Kirsten Fiscus and Bryan Lyman discuss the results of the Alabama Senate debate on the lottery. The most significant messaging points are captured in the following quote: “The Alabama Senate passed a lottery bill Wednesday. But not the one that would establish a lottery. The chamber Wednesday approvedContinue reading “Alabama lottery debate to continue after Senate passes one bill, carries second over”

Alabama Senate debates lottery bill; delays final vote

4.07. 21. In the enclosed article from AL.com, Mike Carson discussed the Alabama Senate debate over the establishment of a lottery. The key messaging point is communicated in the following paragraph. “McClendon said it is time for Alabama voters to have their say on a lottery. Lottery bills are proposed every year but none haveContinue reading “Alabama Senate debates lottery bill; delays final vote”

Gambling Bill: what happened and what’s next

3.22.21. In this article, Todd Stacy provides a summary of the state of the gambling bill. A key quote from the second paragraph reads as follows: “…supporters of the plan say there is still hope to pass it or something like it in the two months that remain in the session, and the impending involvementContinue reading “Gambling Bill: what happened and what’s next”

Adding Casinos Still An Option

3.17.21. In this article, Mike Carson summarizes the status of the lottery bill and explains how the casino expansion may still be included during the 2021 legislative session. The key point was captured in the articles opening paragraph. It reads as follows: “The Alabama Senate Tourism Committee today approved a bill to allow voters toContinue reading “Adding Casinos Still An Option”

Alabama Lawmakers Look To Lottery Bills

3.12.21 – In this article, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press, describes what may happen now the the casino expansion bill has been defeated. The key point of the article was captured in the second paragraph. It reads as follows: “Republicans senators introduced two new lottery bills, looking to end Alabama’s status as one ofContinue reading “Alabama Lawmakers Look To Lottery Bills”

Alabama Senate Rejects Lottery, Casinos; Bill Falls Short By 2 Votes

3.09.21. In the article, Mike Carson reports the results of the vote that took place in the Alabama Senate. The key points were summarized in the articles opening paragraphs. They read a follows: “The Alabama Senate has rejected a bill to allow a lottery and casinos in Alabama. The bill, by Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston,Continue reading “Alabama Senate Rejects Lottery, Casinos; Bill Falls Short By 2 Votes”