Before discussing the numerous achievements in the most recent session of the Alabama Legislature, I am certain many in House District 17 would prefer to speak of what some might consider the failures.
In the minds of many across the three-county area, the two most visible and controversial issues yet to be addressed in the state would be the failure of any legislation involving gambling and the funding of construction of new prisons.
First of all, voters in Alabama still have not been given the opportunity to determine whether or not a lottery or other expanded forms of gambling will be legalized. This appeared to be the session where it would happen in some form or fashion.
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