Speak Out: Bentley should stick to his word
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May 22, 2013 | 1916 views |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Bob Riley was governor, the Supreme Court gave him ultimate power over the gambling issue. That move by the court was unprecedented, but a lot of rulings by the Supreme Court concerning gambling have been unprecedented when it comes to siding with Riley.

When Robert Bentley was campaigning for governor, he stated he would like to see an up-or-down vote on the gambling issue. He also stated the casinos that had amendments to the Sonstitution allowing electronic bingo, voted on by the people in that county and approved by the legislators, should be allowed to remain open. He went so far as to say the only legal way to close the casinos would be for the voters in that county to pass another amendment that would not allow electronic bingo in their county.

My issue with Bentley is that after taking office he turned over all gambling issues and authority to Attorney General Luther Strange, knowing that Strange is just a puppet for Riley and Riley is still pulling the electronic bingo strings, especially concerning Victoryland and Milton McGregor. Bentley should stand up and be a man of his word instead of succumbing to the likes of Riley and the attorney general’s office.

Mary Clary
Montgomery
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