MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama’s lottery plan passed a House committee in a 6-2 vote which would bring a paper lottery to the state.
Changes have been made to allow 25% of the funds to go to education and 75% to go towards the state’s general fund budget, which funds most of the state’s needs. According to representative Steve Clouse, he was one of a few Republicans that voted for a lottery bill 20 years ago.
“Gov. Siegelman needed 7 GOP votes in the house to get to 63 and was one of those 7. There was a lot of pressure for all GOP to vote no,” Steve Clouse (R) Ozark said
Next, the bill heads to the house floor for a vote that could happen next week.