Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote
Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation, with the goal of eventually putting the proposal up to a statewide vote.
The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee will vote on a lottery bill Tuesday. Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh says his goal is to get a bill before the full Senate on Thursday.
The committee is set to consider a bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore that would limit a lottery to paper tickets. A rival bill to also allow electronic ...
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Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records
The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records.
It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations.
Mississippi is one of the last states to create a lottery after legislators voted to do so in August, partly as a way to provide money to pay for roads and bridges.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant nominated the five lottery corporation board members several months ago, and th ...
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2nd lottery bill filed in the Alabama Senate
The push for an Alabama lottery is now a competition.
Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, filed a lottery bill this week that would establish a state lottery and limit it to paper-based games a move that has drawn opposition in the past from senators who say it could give a major gambling entity in Alabama a unique advantage over others.
It's a simple lottery, Albritton said on Wednesday afternoon. It gives people the right to vote as to whether to have a lottery or not. Straight paper lottery. ...
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Alabama senator announces lottery plan
Alabama State Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville announced this morning he is introducing legislation to set up an Alabama lottery.
The people of Alabama have convinced me, the people in my district, that they would like to be able to buy a lottery ticket without having to drive to another state, McClendon said. They'd like to be able to buy a lottery ticket just like folks in 45 states across our nation can do.
McClendon is a Republican who sponsored lottery legislation in 2016. That leg ...
Mar 20, 2019, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum
No sales tax on Mississippi lottery tickets, but winnings will still be taxed
The Mississippi Legislature is expected to pass a measure clarifying that tickets for state's soon to be rolling lottery are exempt from sales taxes.
But the state tax man will still get his cut on lottery winnings in Mississippi: They will be taxed as income, at the same scaled rate of 3 percent to 5 percent as any other income.
This is a blow to Jackson, where Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba had been counting on lottery ticket revenue from a 1-cent sales tax in the city tacked on to the 7-cen ...
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Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year
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Official says first lottery games ready to play in 2019
The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019.
The Mississippi Lottery was created in 2018 after legislators witnessed millions of dollars flowing into neighboring states when multi-state lottery jackpots grew very large.
The 2018 Special Session brought about the pass ...
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Alabama lawmakers provide insight into upcoming push for state lottery
One of the most influential men in Alabama politics said he expects a statewide lottery and gaming bill to be considered when the Alabama Legislature convenes March 5.
The speaker is on record as saying a lottery bill won't come from his office but I fully anticipate a gaming and lottery bill to come up, former House District 81 Rep. Mark Tuggle a Republican from Alexander City who is now the chief of staff for House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Thursday during a meeting of his hometown Alexa ...
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Mississippi governor appoints lottery corporation
Amid the lottery fever sweeping the United States, Mississippi took a step closer to starting a state lottery.
The Governor unveiled the first members of the Mississippi lottery board.
Governor Phil Bryant says with revenue leaving the state by millions, the new lottery board is the first of many to keep Mississippians playing the lottery at home.
We were losing $70 million dollars a year with Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee and Mississippians going across the border and buying lotte ...
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With Mississippi in the lottery game, the pressure is now on Alabama
A lottery bill is headed to the governor's desk in Mississippi. The bill passed the House and Senate in a special session meeting. Governor Bryant is expected to sign the measure into law. It is estimated the lottery could generate $40 million dollars its first year and $80 million dollars in subsequent years. We are told the lottery might not go into effect until 2019.
When it does begin in Mississippi, that means Alabamians can head, north, south, east or west to buy a lottery ticket. Howev ...
Aug 31, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippians anxious to start playing lottery
Mississippians are anxious to start playing lottery. State leaders said the first lottery tickets could go on sale in six months.
We'll get the scratch-offs and the state lotteries fairly soon once they get the board in place and pick the director, State Sen. Philip Moran, a Republican from Harrison County, said.
The board will have five members.
I've got a board to appoint and it's going to be a very deliberate, methodical process of picking just the right people, Gov. Phil Bryant sa ...
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