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Gambling Bill Clears Committee

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to
expand, tax and regulate electronic gambling across Alabama has won
approval from a state Senate committee.
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday
for the "Sweet Home Alabama" legislation sponsored by Democratic
Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery. Committee Chairman Bobby Singleton
says he expects the Senate to take up the bill in a week or two.
The bill originally provided for electronic gambling in nine
counties, but the committee voted to take out Calhoun and Walker
counties.

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