Lawmakers Await the Call for Possible Special Session
Gov. Robert Bentley is leaving Alabama legislators guessing about whether he will call them into special session a few hours after their regular session ends Wednesday night.
Wednesday is the final meeting day of the 2012 regular session, and legislative leaders expect it to be a late night with both state budgets still to be resolved.
Legislative leaders asked the governor last week to call a special session starting Thursday for them to accomplish their legally mandated duty of drawing new legislative districts to reflect population changes in the 2010 census. Bentley's press secretary, Jennifer Ardis, said he's not made a decision because several things could affect the timing or content of a special session.
Republican Sen. Gerald Dial said Bentley is probably waiting to see if both budgets pass.
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