State leaders push balancing budget to summer Special Session

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Legislators are heading to Special Session this summer after hitting an impasse on the state’s general fund budget.

The session ended with a vetoed spending plan and plenty of finger-pointing over who was to blame. Yet getting a budget this summer will depend on something in short supply this spring: agreement.

Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to again ask lawmakers to approve taxes and budget changes when they are called into a Special Session.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he wants the governor to write the Special Session call so lawmakers can address a wide variety of ideas, including gambling legislation.

State agencies are without a budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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