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Speaker-designate Ledbetter: 'Serious' gaming bill unlikely in 2023

According to House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), you might want to think twice about betting on the passage of a gaming bill this upcoming legislative session.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo fears big push for gambling next legislative session

When Rich Wingo first ran for office in 2014, he did it with the intention of only serving two terms. Now that he’s leaving, he still sees more work to be done.

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State Sen. Albritton: Ivey has to be 'major player' in gambling solution

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Albritton argued failure by the House of Representatives to pass legislation had been the reason in the past for the lack of progress on the gaming issue.

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Victoryland asks Supreme Court to reconsider ‘electronic bingo’ ban

Victoryland Casino officials are asking the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to ban “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon Counties. 

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Gerald Dial: Supreme Court casino decisions an insult to every Republican

In the early 80s we provided some incentives to recruit Mercedes to locate a factory in Alabama. 

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Marshall: Alabama Supreme Court ruling proves 'electronic bingo' was a misnomer

A recent Supreme Court of Alabama ruling banning “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon counties “makes clear what my office has maintained from the start: these gambling enterprises are not only patently illegal under Alabama law, but also a menace to public health, morals, safety, and welfare,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. 

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Ala. Supreme Court: Electronic bingo prohibited in Lowndes, Macon Counties

Electronic bingo is now illegal in Lowndes and Macon Counties, according to a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling today.

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Greenetrack to remove all Bingo machines after $76 million tax lien from the state

Greenetrack officials are finally speaking out after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the casino must pay $76 million in unpaid taxes on its gaming enterprise in Greene County.

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Alabama Supreme Court rules that Greenetrack must pay $76 million in taxes to the state of Alabama

he facts are undisputed because of Greenetrack's failure to properly oppose the Department's factual showing,” the Court wrote. “And the only reasonable inference the undisputed facts permit is that Greenetrack's "lease" system was no more than an attempt to cloak an illegal for-profit bingo operation with a veneer of legality based on the nonprofit organizations' nominal participation." the Alabama Supreme Court ruled.”

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This day in history: Albert Patterson shot in Phenix City

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Albert Love Patterson, the Phenix City lawyer and Democratic candidate for Attorney General who vowed to root out crime and vice in East Alabama.

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Christian Conservatives of Alabama endorse Tim James and Mo Brooks

The Christian Conservatives of Alabama released their voter guide endorsing Tim James, Mo Brooks, Debra Jones, Jim Zeigler, Andrew Sorrell, Robin Litaker, Paul Sanford and more ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary.

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Anti-gambling coalition urges Ivey not to add gambling legislation to any special session

“We call on Governor Ivey to resist pressure from big money donors and gambling operators who are currently breaking state law."

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Patricia Salter Jamieson says that she is the servant leader that Alabama needs as governor

“To be a good leader you must first be a servant. I have been a servant leader for years, though I am not a politician.”

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Alabama House of Representatives votes to legalize antique slot machines

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow Alabamians to collect antique slot machines without violating the...

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The Eagle has Landed: Experts talk problems with gambling bills and challenges to medical freedom

The Alabama Legislature began the 2022 session in Montgomery on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Key issues on the agenda include COVID relief funding,...

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Tim James starts gubernatorial campaign with fire against mandates, marijuana, etc.

On Wednesday, Greenville businessman Tim James formally launched his campaign for governor on the steps of the Capitol Building. James...

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Top 10 political issues of 2021

2021 is ending this week. 2021 was not the best of times for a number of reasons. This is a look back at the year that was and the...

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Ray Melick: What were once vices are now legislative priorities

The band “The Doobie Brothers” (ask your parents) put out an album way back in 1974 with the title, “What were once vices are now habits.”...