State Rep. Marques looks at gambling going into the 2021 legislative session

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—In less than two weeks, the 2021 Alabama Legislative Session will get underway following Governor Ivey’s state-of-the-state speech.

Once again, lawmakers are expected to discuss a lottery.

Recently, the governor’s task force on gambling concluded casinos would generate more than $700 million and 19,000 jobs for the state economy.

House District 91 Rep. Rhett Marques of Enterprise believes gambling targets low-income folks and carries with it a number of unsavory issues.

If the legislature places the lottery on a statewide ballot, Marques said his vote in the House will coincide with the majority of the electorate.

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