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Gambling bill dies as Alabama legislative session winds down

Alabama lawmakers say if they pass a gambling bill, they want the proceeds to go toward college...
Alabama lawmakers say if they pass a gambling bill, they want the proceeds to go toward college scholarships and broadband expansion.(Source: Gray Television)
Published: May. 17, 2021 at 9:39 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers on Monday prepared to end the 2021 legislative session without a vote on a gambling bill.

The session was winding down Monday night without a House vote on the Senate-passed lottery and casino bill.

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said House leaders will not to bring the bill up for debate on the busy final legislative day after negotiations fell apart last week.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey indicated she will only call a special session on the issue if lawmakers can reach an agreement.

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