Alabama Senate attendance good day after shortage

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate had good attendance one day after a fuss over whether there were enough senators present for an official meeting.

Thirty of the 34 senators answered the opening roll call Wednesday, and Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey declared the Senate officially open for business.

On Tuesday, only 16 senators answered the opening roll call. Eighteen are required to conduct business. But Ivey declared that enough senators were present. Some Democrats questioned her call, and the Senate ended up adjourning until Wednesday.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he reminded his Republican colleagues that they hold 22 seats and there should never be a question about attendance if all Republicans show up on time.




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