Gov. Robert Bentley Seeks Votes on Delaying Tax Credits

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Gov. Robert Bentley is spending the weekend trying to round up legislative support for his proposal to delay Alabama's new private school tax credits for two years.

Bentley spoke Saturday at the Alabama League of Municipalities convention in Montgomery and urged several hundred city officials to contact their legislators before the Legislature's last meeting day on Monday. Bentley said he's also contacting legislators by letter and in person.

The governor said he wants a delay because the tax credits will reduce tax collections and make it harder for the state to repay $423 million borrowed from the Alabama Trust Fund. He said the repayment should be important to city officials because cities get 10 percent of the earnings from the trust fund.

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