Alabama Senate debates lottery bill; delays final vote

4.07. 21. In the enclosed article from, 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”

Alabama Doesn’t Have A Gambling Problem

3.03.21: Kyle Whitmire wrote an opinion column that was published on One paragraph from the article reads as follows: “I’m not against gambling itself. As a moral issue, if someone wants to set their money on fire in the backyard, it’s theirs to do with as they please. And let’s face it, it’s notContinue reading “Alabama Doesn’t Have A Gambling Problem”

What Do Columnists Say About Gambling In Alabama?

3.03.21: Greg Garrison summarizes what several columnists are saying about the expansion of gambling in Alabama. The introductory paragraph includes the following statement: “State Sen. Del Marsh last month introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Alabama with a lottery and five new casinos. The net revenue, license fees and taxes raised by the lotteryContinue reading “What Do Columnists Say About Gambling In Alabama?”

Gaming Bill Is A Win For Alabama

2.10.21: Josh Moon wrote an opinion column that was published on the Alabama Political Reporter website. The introductory paragraph reads as follows: “Over the course of the last several months, a small group of people representing the various gambling interests in Alabama — the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, VictoryLand, the Birmingham Race Course, MobileContinue reading “Gaming Bill Is A Win For Alabama”