Ala. governor: will sign budgets, court costs bill
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he will sign the General Fund and education budgets passed by the Legislature in the closing minutes of the regular session.
Bentley also said at a news conference Thursday he expects to sign a bill raising court fees that the governor and key legislators said was needed to balance the General Fund budget.
But lawmakers didn't get everything done in the regular session that ended Tuesday. Bentley called a special session for lawmakers to redraw their own districts and to take care of some unfinished business from the regular session, including making more changes to the immigration law. The special session started Thursday and will last at least a week.
Bentley and legislative leaders said the session was a success because "of everyone working together."