Enterprise State Consultant Rhett Marques seems at gambling going into the 2021 legislative session | WDHN

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Enterprise, Ala. (WDHN)—In less than two weeks, the 2021 Alabama Legislative Session gets underway following Governor Ivey’s state-of-the-state speech.

Once again, lawmakers are expected to discuss a lottery.

Recently, the governor’s task force on gambling concluded casinos would generate more than 700-million dollars and 19-thousand jobs for the state economy.

House District 91 Representative Rhett Marques of Enterprise believes gambling targets low-income folks and carries with it a number of unsavory issues.

If the legislature places the lottery on a statewide ballot, Representative Marques says his vote in the house will coincide with the majority of the electorate.