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Bentley sends memos, says VictoryLand operating is "violation of Alabama law"

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued memos to sheriffs and district attorneys in counties with constitutional amendments for bingo, saying the operation of electronic bingo halls “is a violation of Alabama law.” 38 more words


Gov. Bentley 'satisfied' with Colonial Pipeline gas spill response, environmental impact 'minimal'

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Governor Robert Bentley said he was satisfied with the response to a massive gasoline spill in Shelby County. The governor toured the command center for Colonial Pipeline Tuesday. 307 more words


People flock to Victoryland for "soft opening" as legal battles continue

SHORTER, Ala. (WIAT) — The years after state authorities raided and shut down the Victoryland Electronic Bingo Casino, the casino re-opened.

Victoryland had a “soft opening” Tuesday afternoon, with just over 500 electronic bingo machines available to use. 477 more words


Bentley signs compromise bill on oil spill settlement funds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday signed a compromise bill that divvies up hundreds of millions of dollars of oil spill settlement funds for a mixture of paying debts, Medicaid and roads. 280 more words


Committee won't halt Bentley impeachment probe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A committee investigating the possible impeachment of Gov. Robert Bentley’s has denied the governor’s requests to suspend proceeding.

House Judiciary Chairman Mike Jones on Wednesday denied the governor’s requests and says the probe is moving forward. 94 more words


Bentley appeals refugee lawsuit dismissal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is appealing the dismissal of the state’s lawsuit against the federal government over refugee placement.

The governor’s office said the appeal was filed Tuesday with the 11th U.S. 75 more words


Lottery bill passes in House; back to Senate today

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill, SB 3, fell two votes short of passing in the House last night, but in a surprising turn of events that includes a reconsideration motion and a re-vote, the bill was passed just before midnight. 125 more words