Politics & Government
Sat July 21, 2012
Democratic Legislators Say AL Can't Afford Session
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Democratic leaders in the Alabama House and Senate have issued a news release asking Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to postpone calling a special session of the Legislature.
But a spokeswoman for the governor says Bentley has nothing to postpone.
The release Friday by House Minority Leader Rep Craig Ford of Gadsden and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Roger Bedford of Russellville said the state can't afford to call a special session at this time.
Ford and Bedford said in the release that "rumors have spread" in Montgomery that the governor plans to call a special session in late August to build support for a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot Sept. 18.
The governor's press secretary Jennifer Ardis said Bentley has no plans to call a special session.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.