Davis says 'Sweet Home Alabama' bill needs changes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Artur
Davis says the "Sweet Home Alabama" gambling bill pending in the
Legislature needs changes.

Davis, who represents Alabama's 7th Congressional District, says
each county ought to decide for itself whether gambling is
acceptable. He says if there is gambling, there ought to be an open
competitive process to determine who gets to conduct the gambling
and the state tax rate proposed in the bill for gambling operations
should be higher.

Davis is running in the Democratic primary for governor against state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks. Democratic state Sen.
Roger Bedford of Russellville is considering entering the race.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by guru Location: coffee co on Apr 14, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    What about a minimum payout? Why approve it only for certain counties? Why just in the plush multi-million dollar resorts and not in a local small businesses? This whole thing is just to make the rich richer and for politicians to make political hay. Guess who pays for the special election and the lawmakers time and the lobbyists and the lawyers and consultants and..... Don't get me started on the Gov Bob and the AG
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