Bentley askings State Supreme Court to look at budget, Muscle Shoals Theme Park

Sep 25, 2015

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says lawmakers encroached on the powers of the executive branch with budget bill language dictating how state agencies should spend money.

The governor is asking the Alabama Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of budget language giving state agencies limitations as they deal with funding reductions.

The governor is asking justices to review several sections of the budget act. One says lawmakers intend for the state to keep all drivers' license offices open. Another says cuts should come from administrative functions before reducing services.

Bentley said he believes the provisions violate other separation of powers in government.

Legislators added the language as they reached a budget agreement last week. Bentley asked justices to provide a quick answer since the fiscal year begins Oct. 1

After months of silence, a new theme park in northwest Alabama is still in the works. APR’s Student Reporter Josh Hoppenstein has more…

Developers say a land deal will hopefully be announced by the end of the year.

The park would be in Muscle Shoals and would be a part of DreamVision.

The company announced earlier this year the proposed park would cost $3.5 Billion and would be more than 10 times the size of the Magic Kingdom at Florida's Walt Disney World.  

Along with the proposed park in Muscle Shoals, DreamVision is looking to build a similar park in Fort Worth, Texas.

As of February of this past year, DreamVison hopes for the park to open in 2019.

The University of Alabama football team looks to put last week’s 43-37 loss to Ole Miss behind them when they host Louisiana-Monroe tomorrow. 

The Crimson Tide tumbled down the Associated Press Polls to 12th after their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season.

Now they head outside of the conference.  Coach Nick Saban says this week’s game provides another challenge for his defense…

“Todd Berry has done a really good job there.  He’s been there for a while.  These guys do a myriad of things on offense that are very hard to defend.  A lot of formations, a lot of motions and a lot of adjustment.  (They play) fast ball.”

The Warhawks are 1-1 on the season.  The last time U-L-M came to Tuscaloosa, they stunned Alabama 21-14 in Nick Saban’s first year as head coach.  Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.