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.