Alabama state lottery http://apr.org en 3 Of Bentley's Opponents Seek Alabama Lottery http://apr.org/post/3-bentleys-opponents-seek-alabama-lottery <p>Three candidates for governor are running on state lottery platforms.</p><p>Both Democratic candidates for governor, former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith of Huntsville and Fayette businessman Kevin Bass, are proposing a lottery to pay for college scholarships. One of the Republican candidates, former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George, is advocating a lottery to pay for scholarships and several other programs.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:52:25 +0000 The Associated Press 47292 at http://apr.org 3 Of Bentley's Opponents Seek Alabama Lottery Alabama House Democrats Push Lottery, Tobacco Tax http://apr.org/post/alabama-house-democrats-push-lottery-tobacco-tax <p></p><p>Democrats in the Alabama House have announced their support for a state lottery referendum, 6 percent raise for public employees and a tobacco tax increase.</p><p>The House Democratic Caucus unveiled its agenda Tuesday. House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden says it's been 15 years since Alabama voters turned down a state lottery, and it's time for another statewide vote.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:39:11 +0000 The Associated Press 45360 at http://apr.org Alabama House Democrats Push Lottery, Tobacco Tax Ala. House Democratic Leader Pushing State Lottery http://apr.org/post/ala-house-democratic-leader-pushing-state-lottery <p></p><p>The Democratic leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.</p><p>House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden says a lottery could create as much as $250 million annually for schools. He says many Alabamians are playing lotteries in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, and he wants to keep their money at home.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:47:14 +0000 The Associated Press 42980 at http://apr.org Ala. House Democratic Leader Pushing State Lottery Ala. House Democrats: Put Officer in Each School http://apr.org/post/ala-house-democrats-put-officer-each-school <P>Alabama House Democrats want to put an armed police officer in each of the approximately 1,500 public schools in Alabama.</P> <P>Representative Merika Coleman-Evans of Birmingham says the measure is aimed at preventing incidents like the recent school shootings in Connecticut.</P> <P>At a news conference Wednesday, House Democrats also proposed creating a statewide lottery. House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden says proceeds from the lottery would be used to pay the cost of placing a resource officer in every school. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:31:03 +0000 The Associated Press 24515 at http://apr.org Ala. House Democrats: Put Officer in Each School