Clock Ticking on Legislative Session
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – State lawmakers have still not passed the education and General Fund budgets, and they only have three meeting days left to do so if they want to avoid a special session. Bickering about the budgets led to a long Senate filibuster in the 2005 regular session. The session cost the state about $1.2 million. If the Legislature does not pass the budgets by the May 16 deadline, a special session will be required. The House has approved the proposed $5.16 billion education budget and the $1.53 billion General Fund budget. But the Senate has not yet voted on them.