Special Session: Alabama Prison Plan Closer to Final Vote
Alabama lawmakers could soon give final approval to a $1.3 billion prison construction plan that would be partly funded with pandemic relief dollars.
The Senate Finance and Taxation Committee on Thursday advanced the construction plan and related financial bills, including a proposal to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan for the project.
The approval put the bills in line for final approval Friday.
Republican Sen. Greg Albritton said the $400 million for prisons is a necessary expenditure and represents a fraction of the total pandemic relief dollars coming into the state.
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