Gov. Bentley: Special Session is Unlikely

By: AP
By: AP

Bentley tells The Birmingham News that a special session is unlikely because of continued disagreements among lawmakers about how to help the county avoid bankruptcy.

Bentley has said he would call a special session of the Legislature next month if there was strong legislative support for bills to address Jefferson County's problems.

The county is looking for a legislative fix for its $3.14 billion sewer debt crisis and the fiscal 2012 county general fund budget, which commissioners say needs another $40 million.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by ELAINE Location: DOTHAN on Oct 14, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    IF THE (IN MY OPINION)NOT SO SMART GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WOULD ALLOW LOTTERY AND GAMBLING IN ALABAMA, THERE WOULD BE FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COUNTY / STATE PROJECTS. INSTEAD, THOUSANDS OF ALABAMIANS FLOCK ACROSS STATE LINES TO "PLAY". MONEY BLEEDS FROM OUR STATE INTO FLORIDA, GEORGIA, TENNESSEE, AND MISSISSIPPI. OUR BIBLE BELT FANATICS THINK IF ALABAMA DOES NOT ALLOW LOTTERY OR GAMBLING, THAT THE POOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SPEND THEIR MONEY ON THESE VICES. THEY ARE WRONG. ALL THEY ACCOMPLISH IS SENDING ALABAMA MONEY TO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN IN OTHER STATES WHILE WE LAY OFF TEACHERS. WISE UP POLITICIANS.
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