STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Alabama Senate Committee advances lottery bill, keeps casino issue alive

An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a lottery bill as lawmakers try to get the issue of gambling before state voters for the first time since 1999.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 6:42 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a lottery bill as lawmakers try to get the issue of gambling before state voters for the first time since 1999.

The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Wednesday approved a lottery proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Jim McClendon. However, Tourism Committee Chairman Del Marsh described the bill as a vehicle for negotiations and said lawmakers might revive the issue of casinos along with the lottery debate.

McClendon’s bill would authorize a lottery where tickets could be sold at stores, kiosks and through a phone app.

Alabama voters rejected then-Gov. Don Siegelman’s proposed state lottery in 1999.

Huntsville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 74°
Florence
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 79°
Fayetteville
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 75°
Decatur
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 76°
Scottsboro
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 73°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

 

Community Events