Rise to the Moment of Truth Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Garlan Gudger Jr. Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger: Gambling bill to likely come up again in 2025; Says clean lottery bill ‘not going to pass’ due to special interests

The Alabama Legislature will likely reconsider gambling legislation in 2025 similar to the bill that failed to pass by one vote in the Senate last month, according to State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman).

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Gambling bill not a 'clean' lottery, says former Supreme Court justice

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock pushed back on the notion of the lottery bill being "clean."

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Gambling, property tax cap, other bills still in limbo in last full week of legislative session

With only three days left, the 2024 legislative session will likely conclude this week.

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AG Marshall on gambling package: ‘We’re pleased that it didn’t pass’

Attorney General Steve Marshall said on Friday he was pleased that a new lottery and gambling package didn’t pass this week.

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PCI ‘deeply concerned’ about lottery, gambling constitutional amendment one vote away from passing Senate

A lottery and gambling constitutional amendment one vote away from passing the Senate will have “disastrous long-term impacts on Alabamians,” according to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI).

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'Makes no sense': Donald Trump, Jr. asks why Alabama won't pass lottery bill for education

Donald Trump, Jr., took to social media to ask why Alabama isn’t able to pass a bill allowing the people to vote on a lottery. He said gaming and the lottery are always hot topics when he talks to people from Alabama.

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Senate unlikely to vote again on gambling, lottery constitutional amendment on Thursday

The Alabama Senate likely won’t vote on a gambling and lottery constitutional amendment on Thursday.

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Ivey backs new gambling, lottery package: ‘Let’s get this done’

Gov. Kay Ivey threw her support behind a gambling and lottery legislative package that passed the House easily yesterday.

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See which lawmakers flipped their vote on controversial gambling legislation

A handful of changed votes between House and Senate lawmakers have again put both bodies in contention after contradictory votes on proposed gambling legislation late Tuesday night.

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Conference committee reaches breakthrough on lottery, gambling bills — Entire House of Representatives 'likely' to vote on final legislation later today

Six members of a House, Senate conference committee passed legislation creating a lottery and legalizing electronic gambling machines at seven locations across Alabama on Tuesday.

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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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State Rep. Alan Baker: If Alabama is going to have a lottery, it needs to be an education lottery

I was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2006. I have served District 66 for the last 18 years and am proud to consider myself an advocate for public education. Each session is different from the last, but one issue that almost always seems to come around session after session is gaming.

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Rex Jones: Without the lottery, Alabama is losing

Our lottery policies are forcing Alabamians to drive to Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee to play the lottery.

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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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Lawmakers unveil plans to legalize gambling in Alabama — 'Above all, we believe the people deserve the right to vote on this issue'

Members of the Alabama House Gaming Study Group revealed their plan for a comprehensive gaming plan as the push for statewide gambling begins in Montgomery.

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Poll: Gambling expansion not a top priority for GOP voters

A recent poll commissioned by the Alabama Policy Institute shows that the planned expansion of statewide gambling is not a primary concern for Republican voters ahead of the 2024 legislative session.

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State Sen. Elliott supports lottery but not 'messy' gaming bills of the past

The people of Alabama see it time and time again. A big lottery jackpot is up for grabs and folks race across state lines to purchase their chance at millions.

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State Sen. Givhan doubtful stand-alone lottery, casino gambling bill will pass in 2024

Though some are pointing to 2024 as the year some type of gambling or lottery bill is passed, State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) has his doubts.

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State Rep. Colvin cool on state lottery: 'I don’t think it’s the game-changer that everybody makes it out to be'

The next regular legislative session isn’t set to begin until February, but state lottery and gambling bills are already expected to take up a lot of floor time in 2024.

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State Rep. Whitt: 'We will see some form of legislation introduced in the upcoming 2024 session related to the lottery or a comprehensive gaming plan'

Earlier this month, the Alabama Legislature concluded business without addressing the issue of gambling in the state, but the work to formulate a state lottery or even a "comprehensive gaming plan" is well underway.

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

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'I told you so, Alabama': Siegelman laments failed 1999 lottery vote

The winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing will be in excess of $1.5 billion after Wednesday drawing for a prize estimated to be worth $1.2 billion yielded no winner. If Alabamians wish to play, they will have to travel to neighboring states, given Alabama has yet to accept the lottery.

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State Sen. Elliott: Greenetrack tax liability, closure could open door for straight lottery bill

Earlier this week, Eutaw's Greenetrack closed as it is grappling with a tax bill that is coming in higher than its monthly revenue.

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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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State Rep. Brown: Lottery, sports and casino gaming can be separate votes

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.

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Chad “Chig” Martin is confident headed into the Democratic primary

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chad "Chig" Martin emphasized the ability of a governor to be able to work across racial and political lines to do what is best for the people of the state. Martin favors the passage of a lottery with all of the proceeds going to education.

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