Lawmaker: ‘Our biggest loser, once again is the citizens of Alabama’ after 2024 legal gambling attempt

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Lawmaker: ‘Our biggest loser, once again is the citizens of Alabama’ after 2024 legal gambling attempt

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  • Yellowhammer
June 10, 2024 5:52 PM

State Rep. Andy Whitt (R-Harvest) is sharing a more in-depth account of state lawmakers’ inability to pass legal gambling and lottery legislation during the 2024 session.

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Whitt, who chairs the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, was charged with looking at gambling within the state by Alabama Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter last year. On Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” Whitt discussed his frustration with how that process played out when lawmakers met earlier this year.

“Not only was it a disappointment to me, I had put in over 16 months of work hard work into this bill,” Whitt said.