Alabama lottery bill http://apr.org en 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