February 3, 2010

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Folsom Expresses Concern for Workers' Families

Statement by Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, Jr.

We are facing one of the most difficult economic climates in our history.  Accordingly, I wanted to restate my position on an issue that continues to monopolize Alabama’s time, attention, and valuable state resources.


There are good people on both sides of the gaming debate and we have systems and processes in place to deal with conflicts and disagreements that arise.  We must let the system work because there is too much at stake for the thousands of employees and their families affected by recent events. 


As I have repeatedly stated, the people of Alabama deserve a firm and final legislative definition of what Bingo is and what Bingo isn’t. 


I fully understand that passions are running very high regarding the gaming issue in Alabama but we must never allow unnecessary political posturing to trump the concerns of the working families of this state.  

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