Bentley Has Until April 13th to Sign Budget

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Gov. Robert Bentley won't make a quick decision on whether to sign the state's Education Trust Fund budget or force lawmakers back into a special session over the issue of a raise for education employees.

Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said Friday that there is no timeframe on when he will make a decision.

Bentley has until April 13 to sign the budget into law or it will die through a pocket veto.

House Minority Leader Craig Ford says a special session would show Bentley was serious. However, veteran Republicans say they doubt Bentley will call them back to Montgomery.

Bentley had pushed for a 2 percent raise for K-12 employees. Republican legislative leaders said the state could not afford both the raise and increased health insurance costs.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 254050981 -
Gray Television, Inc.