2016 Special Session
As you are aware, Governor Bentley has called a Special Session that will starts Monday, August 15. The session will focus on the implementation of a lottery with the revenues, according to the Governor, being deposited into the General Fund. In today’s political climate, it is imperative that this money goes to the General Fund to address the shortfall in state government, especially Medicaid.
ASEA supports any measure that will bring new revenue to the General Fund. There must be new revenue to support state employees and state government. While a lottery does not end this shortfall, it does help to bring in some much needed revenue.
This is a critical time. Email and call your Legislator and ask them to support a lottery with revenues going to the General Fund.