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Fri February 18, 2005
Senate Has Short Workday
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Senate met for less than an hour Thursday. The 53-minute workday resulted from the Senate Minority pushing for adjournment. Member Gerald Dial says the minority was tired of two or three people trying to run the Senate, so the group wanted to send a message that everyone should be involved. Senate President Pro Tem Lowell Baroon, meanwhile, says the minority was only trying to avoid consideration of a bill that would require nonprofit groups to disclose their sources of money when they run ads to pass or defeat legislation. Barron also says the Senate Majority will push for consideration of the bill when the Senate returns Tuesday. The Senate Majority consists of 18 Democrats. The Senate Minority is made up of 10 Republicans and seven Democrats who usually vote with the Republicans.