Davis: 'Sweet Home Alabama' Bill Needs Changes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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.

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