Tell a lawmaker: 'For' or 'Against' Alabama gambling amendment? - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Tell a lawmaker: 'For' or 'Against' Alabama gambling amendment?

MONTGOMERY (WTVM) - Alabama's controversial gambling legislation continues to circulate the state senate.

As of Wednesday morning, sixteen supporters have emerged with four other politicians on the fence; twenty-one votes are needed for the amendment to pass.

The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment, which would first have to be approved through popular vote.

The amendment would legalize gambling within the state and impose a state tax on gaming centers.

Current facilities, like VictoryLand and Country Crossing, will be grand-fathered under the legislation and will not owe back taxes.

Alabama citizens are encouraged to voice their opinion on the proposal by contacting their local representatives:

Alabama State House of Representatives: (334) 242-7600

Alabama State Senate: (334)242-7800

Alabama Attorney General Troy King is expected to make an announcement concerning Governor Bob Riley's Anti-Gambling Task Force at 12:00 pm CST. Stay with News Leader Nine for the details.

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