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Thu February 7, 2013
Ala. Senate Delays Government Consolidation Bills
The Alabama Senate has delayed a vote on a package of bills addressing government consolidation and efficiency.
Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh had planned to get the bills up for a vote Thursday. Marsh says he decided to delay a vote until next week because the bills are complicated and senators want time to study them.
The package includes a bill to consolidate and reorganize the more than 20 law enforcement programs in state government. It also includes bills cutting the number of legislative service agencies and reorganizing the state's information technology services, including creating a Cabinet-level secretary for information technology.
Thursday was the first day the Senate could pass any bills in the 2013 session. The Senate did pass a resolution to create a state bicentennial commission.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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