Archive for "Gambling"

Urgent Action Needed on Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

On Tuesday, the House passed HB354 (the Daily Fantasy Sports Bill). “In states that sponsor commercial gambling, all taxpayers-including the non-gamblers– end up paying higher taxes for less services and their states end up with worse budget problems over the long term. Allowing states to sponsor online fantasy sports gambling will deepen these financial problems, […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alerts, Featured, Gambling, Legislation

“A Lottery will make the poor pay their ‘fair share'” by J. Pepper Bryars on al.com

J. Pepper Bryars, who grew up in Mobile and lives in Huntsville, is a conservative columnist for AL.com. Contact him at www.jpepperbryars.com. We often hear that the rich should be made to pay their “fair share,” but the top 20% of earners are already paying about 84% of our nation’s income taxes. Some say that’s […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Economic Policy, Gambling, Legislation

Lottery = full fledged casinos across Alabama

APPEAL TO ALABAMA LEGISLATORS Legal experts are now warning legislators that the current lottery bill is a Double Trojan Horse.  It would (1) give Indians the right to demand a compact from the Governor to set up full-fledged, Las Vegas style casinos in multiple locations around the state and (2) the bill’s loose definition of “lottery” […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Gambling, Legislation, Spending

Contact your Senators! Tell them to vote NO on gambling

Please continue conveying to your Alabama legislators your adamant opposition to expanding gambling. Today, two pro-gambling bills were voted out of the Senate Tourism Committee and will advance to the full Senate.  They are SB3, the Governor’s pure lottery bill and SB11, Senator McClendon’s bill that allows electronic video lottery terminals at the four dog […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! We Cannot Wait Another Day!

WE CANNOT WAIT ANOTHER DAY! Please call your state representative and your state senator today, and ask them NOT to vote for a lottery.  Joe Godfrey, Executive Director of ALCAP, has issued an alert that we think needs to passed along to you immediately, as time is of the essence. According to a Montgomery Advertiser […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Alerts, Economic Policy, Featured, Gambling, Governor, Legislation

Budget Decisions: Consequences of Gambling Expansion (Compact) Vs. Other Ways

May 13, 2015 To:   Governor Robert Bentley Members, Alabama Senate and House From: Eunie Smith, Eagle Forum of Alabama You are in our prayers as you make the hard, limited-government choices that result in the most cost-effective government and the most liberty for our citizens.  We wish to share the following four points with you […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Economic Policy, Gambling, Governor

Electronic Bingo Machines Leave Alabama

Attorney General Luther Strange got a big win in the fight against gambling–he’s reached an agreement with the gaming equipment companies to pull their electronic bingo machines out of Alabama. Strange told the Birmingham News, “I hope this is the beginning of the end. I don’t know how the casino owners will react, but the […]

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