Lawmakers Hold Lottery Hearing

They’re talking lottery in the legislature. A hearing held Wednesday by a Senate committee, and for the most part, speakers were against it. Joe Godfrey, executive director of Alabama Citizens Action Program, argued that the state would be preying on poor families who spend money they can’t afford, buying tickets and dreaming of the bigtime. Alabama voters have said no to a lottery in the past. But as the state keeps running short of cash, the issue keeps coming up.