Governor Robert Bentley is calling on lawmakers to allow voters to determine this fall if the continuing state should implement an Alabama lottery.
The Alabama lottery debate has been reunited by Governor Robert Bentley (R). Appearing in a video message posted to his official federal government website, Bentley tried to appeal to voters by describing that their state’s expenses override its profits.
The Cotton State is one of just six states that doesn’t offer a lottery to its residents. Alabama also doesn’t participate within the powerball that is interstate Mega Millions lotteries.
‘We must once and for all solve problems that have held our state back for years,’ Bentley said. ‘The state of Alabama has not and cannot at this time pay for the most basic services that we must definitely provide to our individuals.’
‘ We now have maybe not resolved our budget crisis yet. Now, I am giving you, our people, the ability to correct this. I’m providing you the directly to vote on a lottery,’ Bentley concluded.
Presently in his second term, the governor states he’s reduced the size of government, cut spending, and allowed the private sector to take over Medicaid, but it’s still not sufficient. Bentley also pointed fingers during the legislature that is republican-controlled neglecting to arrived at terms on finding how to increase income.
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