Legislation may break through bingo bill, move on to other issues

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Legislation may be able to move on as a break in the bingo battle could be coming as early as Tuesday.
The bill being considered in the Senate would legalize, tax, and regulate electronic bingo. The measure is drawing opposition from some who oppose bingo on moral grounds and others who support gambling but say this bill is not good for the state.

While the 2010 legislative session has been mostly dominated by the bingo battle, movement in the state's two budgets could be seen.

The session is already at the halfway mark and lawmakers have yet to pass general fund or education budgets. Lawmakers are constitutionally required to produce those two bills, but they have been delayed this year because of uncertainty.
State leaders want to know how much federal funding they will get for education and Medicaid.