Gov. Robert Bentley to call lawmakers into special session next week

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Gov. Robert Bentley is calling a special session next week on the general fund budget.

The governor said Thursday that he will call lawmakers back to Montgomery on July 13.

The 2015 regular session ended in a stalemate after lawmakers could not agree on tax increases. Bentley vetoed a spending plan that would have cut $200 million from state agencies.

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

The governor on Friday will release his call for the session, which lists the issues he expects lawmakers to address.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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