Gov. Bentley’s lottery bill passes Senate; Aug. 24 deadline to make November ballot

August 25, 2016

Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill (SB 3), sponsored by Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, passed the Alabama Senate 21–12 late in the day Aug. 19. The bill is Bentley’s attempt to address the $85 million Medicaid shortfall, even though he claimed last year gambling was not the answer. The bill, which garnered lots of attention from …
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