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State Sen. Orr gives low odds for conference committee gambling bill efforts — 'I'd say between 20-30%'

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) warned that a Frankenstein creation from the conference committee was possible given the desire to appease gambling lobbyists.

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House, Senate conference committee on gambling to hold public meeting next week

A conference committee formed to negotiate a gambling legislative package between the House and Senate will begin meeting next week.

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House, Senate head to conference committee for negotiations on gambling bills

Members of the Senate voted to join the House in a conference committee to try to find a compromise between differing versions of gambling legislation passed by both chambers. 

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Ledbetter says he was 'surprised' by Senate's initial reaction to House gambling bill

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) said he was "surprised" by the initial reaction to his chamber's gambling effort.

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State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed on gambling negotiations: ‘I think there will be a conference committee’

Although the Senate has yet to appoint its three members to the conference committee to negotiate with the House on gambling legislation, that will likely happen later, according to State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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State Sen. Elliott on gambling legislation: 'I don't see a path forward, I don't see it passing'

The more time passes, the less likely a comprehensive gambling bill will pass the Alabama Legislature.

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Reed DePace: Legislators, what are you thinking?!

As the Alabama State Senate takes up the House’s gambling legislation, one thought comes to mind: What are our state legislators thinking?!

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Some in Senate ‘not optimistic’ about gambling package’s chances

The ball is back in the Senate’s court after the Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to non-concur with the Senate’s changes made to two comprehensive gambling bills.

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House votes to non-concur on Senate gambling changes — 'More than 14 months went into crafting this package'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to non-concur with changes made to the two comprehensive gambling bills after the Senate substantially changed both pieces of legislation.

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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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State Rep. Ingram on gambling legislation: 'I would vote to concur on what the Senate has done’

State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) recently doubled down on his opposition to the state’s much-debated gambling legislation while saying he would vote in favor of the amendments offered by the Senate.

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Gambling legislation stalls again after Senate changes

Movement on gambling legislation stalled in the first week of the second half of the 2024 legislative session.

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State Rep. Brown: Expect the House to reject Senate gambling bill

Thus far, members from the Alabama House of Representatives have been tepid at best in their reactions to a Senate-passed version of gambling legislation passed earlier this month. State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) is pessimistic about its prospects when the Alabama Legislature returns from its break earlier today.

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Senate passes amended gambling plan with lottery, no new casinos

The Alabama Senate passed a gambling constitutional amendment after over seven hours of debate on Thursday.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Crime pays in Alabama

Some Senate members may have had good intentions to pare down the corrupt House bills that expanded gambling by millions of percentage points statewide, but they didn’t go far enough to protect the vulnerable or remove the corruption.

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Senate Tourism Committee approves amended lottery, PCI gambling compact legislation

Members of the Senate Tourism Committee passed an amended gambling package on Tuesday night after a three-hour delay.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: The Scriptures don't say anything about gambling ... but do they?

The gambling worldview is that of a universe governed by the gods of blind chance in which one gets rich at the expense of others. Biblical morality is therefore the antithesis of gambling. 

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians compact, lottery remain in revised gambling legislation in Senate

Alabama State Senators will likely consider a revised version this week of the gambling and lottery legislation passed by the House in February.

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AG Marshall slams 'special interests' getting 'rewarded' by Alabama gambling legislation — 'Absolutely wrong'

In this week's edition of "1819 News: The Podcast," Attorney General Steve Marshall weighed in on the gambling legislation that has passed the House and is expected to be voted on soon in the Senate.

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Senators plan for gambling vote next week

The Senate could vote on gambling legislation next week after the House passed a comprehensive package a few weeks ago.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: When it comes to gambling and crime, do we really think Alabama will be different?

When gambling is legalized, both legal and illegal gambling increase.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Casino Coast?

Don’t let our family-friendly beaches become the casino coast.

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Senate committee holds public hearing on House gambling bills but doesn’t vote

A public hearing in the Senate Tourism Committee was held on the House’s gambling package on Wednesday.

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Negotiations over gambling legislation continue in Senate

Negotiations over the future of gambling legislation in the Alabama Senate continued on Tuesday.

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Ivey shoves all-in on gambling bills: ‘I won’t sign just any bill’

Gov. Kay Ivey expressed support for comprehensive gambling legislation passed by the House two weeks ago and said she “wouldn’t sign just any bill” into law on Tuesday.

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Bryan Dawson: November gambling vote is a GOP-sponsored get-out-the-vote campaign for Democrats

If Alabama’s Republican leaders and members of the Alabama Senate don’t want to encourage vote turnout for their opponents, then they must take a stand and kill the gambling bill before it has any chance to create irreparable damages for their party nationwide.

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Bart Harmon: Alabama history proves that legalized gambling and corrupt government go hand in hand

Every time Alabama’s government dips its toe in the murky waters of legalized gambling, we see a flood of destructive corrupting influence follow.

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