Bingo, roads, tuition for Ala. Legislatures close

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature will return to Montgomery on Wednesday and Thursday for its final two meeting days.

House Speaker Seth Hammett and Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. say the three big issues will be whether the House will pass a bill to tax and regulate electronic bingo, whether the House and Senate can reach a compromise to spend $1 billion on a road construction program, and whether the two chambers can compromise on a plan to shore up Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan.

The Legislature won't have its traditional last-minute rush to complete the state budgets. The budgets were completed early.

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  • by Budnbee Location: Dothan on Apr 21, 2010 at 02:28 PM
    I beg of everyone in the Legislature to consider the economy for the good of Alabama . Perhaps you are not aware of the dire needs of the unemployed . There are no jobs available unless its less than minimum wage. We can not pay our rent and car payments and buy food on this amount. We have no bus lines to run hourly and buying high priced gas is out of the question . I ask you to please give us the right to vote on Bingo. The majority of us want a vote . I want to claim my vote the same as you . Give me my right to decide .
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