Alabama Legislative Session Draws To A Close

Alabama Legislative Session Draws To A Close

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To hear Alabama's governor tell it, it's been a great legislative session.

"If you look at the agenda items we have written down that we started out with this year we've accomplished everything we wanted accomplished," says Governor Robert Bentley.  There was at least one sore spot for the Governor.  Both the House and Senate rejected his proposal to delay the start of the Alabama Accountability Act.  That's a program that would give tax credits to families in so-called failing school districts so they could send their kids to private schools.  Senate minority leader Vivian Davis Figures says the accountability act is one reason the session was terrible.

"With you not being recognized when you tried to get recognized, voting when there was no quorum it's just been a bad bad session," says Figures.  This was another year of Republican dominance and today saw the final passage of the state's big gun bill after a lot of compromise.

"Sometimes it's difficult to get everything you want but you work at it through the years and I think we'll be able to do some better things in the future," says the bill's sponsor, State Senator Scott Beason. 

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