Marsh's office: COVID-19 money won't be used for Statehouse

May 13, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Wednesday that the state’s coronavirus relief funds will not be used to build a new Statehouse, putting to rest the idea that drew an immediate backlash. 

Spending $200 million for new Statehouse was on a list, along with telemedicine and expenses related to the pandemic, that legislative leaders sent the governor of potential uses for the state’s $1.8 billion in CARES Act funding. A spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said the idea is now off the table.  

Marsh spokesman Will Califf said in a statement they have guidance that make it clear the money can not be used for Statehouse construction.