Gambling, marriage and medical pot bills advancing in Montgomery

With the current legislative session in Alabama marking a third of the way finished on Tuesday, a number of high-profile bills have made significant progress.

Others have longer to go.

Here is a look at some of the most talked-about legislation in Montgomery:

Gambling. Two competing lottery bills head for the Senate Tourism Committee this week. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), sponsor of one of those bills, told FOX10 News that only one is likely to make it out of committee and get a vote on the Senate floor.

His proposal would create a paper lottery only but not allow expansion of other forms of gambling. Revenue raised from the games first would be used to pay back a state trust fund that the Legislature borrowed from to close a shortfall in 2012. After the debt is repaid, half of the money would build up that trust fund further and half would go into the

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