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(Proposed) Alabama Lottery

A constitutional amendment to allow a State Lottery was soundly defeated on October 12, 1999. With 98% of precincts reporting, 663,988 people, or 54%, opposed the lottery referendum, and 559,377 people, or 46%, supported it. Turnout was estimated at 50%.

News Archive for CY2015
November 19, 2015 Alabama Governor Says He Would Support State Lottery
October 3, 2015 Court's Second Denial of an Advisory Opinion on Lottery
September 10, 2015 Senate Delay Vote on Lottery Bill
September 7, 2015 Governor Asks Court to Decide an "Important Constitutional Question" Concerning the Creation of a State Lottery
September 7, 2015 Renewed Debate Over a State Lottery
September 3, 2015 Push for Alabama Lottery On Again
August 25, 2015 Bill to Allow a Statewide Vote on a Lottery and Casinos Given Soft Approach

News Archive for CY2014
Sept 17, 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Repeats Call for State Lottery
Sept 17, 2014 Governor Considers Lottery Proposal among Options to Cover Budget Shortfall
September 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate Says It’s Time for an Education Lottery in Alabama

News Archive for CY2013
May 17, 2013 Players Cross State Lines to Purchase Lottery Tickets
April 11, 2013 Republican Says Platform to Include Provision to Create a State Lottery
March 19, 2013 NIGC Confirms Indian Gaming in Alabama is Subject to Federal, Not State Laws
February, 2013 Democrats Push Again for State Lottery on the Ballot

News Archive for CY2012
July 29, 2012 Alabama Lottery Revenue Lags Behind Other States
April 7, 2012 Out-Of-State Lottery Tickets Won't Be Illegal: Attorney General
February 28, 2012 Judge Refuses to Dismiss Any of the Charges Against Five of the Defendants in Gambling Trial
February 7, 2012 Lawmaker Suggests State Lottery as an Answer to Alabama’s Recurring Budget Problems
January 8, 2012 State Senator Renews Drive to Toughen Gambling Restrictions
January 4, 2012 Judge Says No Acquittals in Alabama Gambling Case


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