Bingo sponsor increases tax to garner support

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The sponsor of legislation to tax,
regulate and expand electronic bingo says he's raised the tax rate
in his bill and is making other changes to garner support.

Democratic state Sen. Roger Bedford says he's very close to
having the 21 votes necessary to pass his bill in the Senate and
hopes the Senate will begin debate soon.

An opponent, Republican Sen. Del Marsh, says Bedford is still
short of votes and he's optimistic the bill will fail.

Supporters of electronic bingo are planning a march Saturday in
Montgomery.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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