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Gambling legislation uncertain in the House as lawmakers return from Spring Break

The Alabama Legislature will gavel in this week after its last week-long break, and negotiations on the much-debated gambling legislation will pick up in the coming weeks.

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LISTEN: Huntsville radio's Dale Jackson, gaming bill sponsor State Rep. Blackshear spar over gambling — 'Do you want a casino in Phenix City?'

During the mid-20th century, Phenix City was a notorious haven for prostitution, gambling and organized crime. The beginning of the end came when then-Phenix City resident Albert Patterson was elected to likely become attorney general by running on cleaning up his hometown.

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State Rep. Blackshear: 'Our caucus is still together'

Thursday's 67-31 vote for House Bill 152, the enabling legislation accompanying a constitutional amendment on gambling, marked the end of a contentious week for members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

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First Look: Gaming legislation to be introduced in the Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives will release two bills publicly that pertain to gambling in Alabama on Thursday. One is a Constitutional Amendment, and the second is the gambling legislation in itself.

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Ivey backs gambling push: ‘Now is the time for Alabama voters to have another say on this issue’

Alabama legislators should pass a constitutional amendment allowing for expanded legalized gambling to appear on the ballot in November, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter announces intentions for eight more committee chair positions

Republic Caucus nominee for Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) announced eight more state representatives he intends to appoint to committee chairs if he is elected in January.