Senator Del Marsh: “Let the People Vote” Proposes Alabama Lottery, Gaming Amendment $400 Million in New Revenue, 11,000 New Jobs

On May 6, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh today proposed a constitutional amendment creating an Alabama lottery and casino gaming, a plan that will create $400 million in new state revenue and more than 11,000 new, permanent jobs for Alabama workers. His plan would have a $1.28 billion economic impact on the state. Constitutional […]

Lottery, Gaming Would Generate $400 Million in Revenue Creates 11,000 New Jobs, $1.2 BILLION Economic Impact

On April 27, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – Alabama lottery and casino gaming would create a $1.2 billion annual economic impact for the state of Alabama, and generate almost $400 million in new revenue for state programs, according to a research study released today. In addition, the study found that more than 11,000 new jobs will be created if casino […]

Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget

On April 14, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Alabama Senate today passed the $5.9 billion Education Trust Fund budget, sending the proposal to the House for consideration. Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose), Chairman of the Senate Finance & Taxation Education Committee, said an increase in economic activity combined with conservative, responsible budgeting practices helped ensure that the majority of education […]

Highlights of the Week 3/31- 4/2

On April 6, 2015, in News & Press Releases, by staff

Tuesday The Senate returned from Spring Break and began business with a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee meeting. The committee passed nine bills, including SB 262 by Sen. Orr, to allows minors to possess a pistol under certain circumstances. Upon convening, the Senate adopted a 15-bill Special Order Calendar of mostly non-controversial bills. Items of interest […]