State leaders push balancing budget to summer Special Session

Alabama Statehouse

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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