Alabama Legislature Meeting In Special Session

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The Alabama Legislature is meeting in a special session called by Governor Robert Bentley.

The session began at 9 a.m.

The Legislature approved both the General Fund and education budgets on Wednesday, the last day of the regular session.  In the special session, they will focus on:

  • Redistricting — a required process based on updated U.S. Census data
  • Legislation addressing constitutional amendments dealing with the state’s debt limit and unemployment
  • Disposition of funds – Governor Bentley says this will provide a source of “growth revenue” for the General Fund budget
  • Tobacco settlement funds – a yearly appropriation from a settlement with cigarette manufacturers that has not been done this year
  • Immigration law revisions – Governor Bentley wants to further clarify the controversial law
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