Alabama Lawmakers Facing Spending Decisions
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are beginning the final two days of the legislative session with some major decisions before them.
Gov. Robert Bentley’s $800 million prison construction plan, proposed payday lending regulations and a division of oil spill settlement funds are among the top issues that will be decided.
Lawmakers return to Montgomery Tuesday.
A proposed split of the oil spill settlement money is facing critical votes this week. The Senate will consider a House-passed plan to use the money to pay state debts and for road projects in coastal Alabama
Lawmakers will try to reconcile House and Senate differences in the prison construction bill.
Bentley is seeking to build four new large prisons and close most existing ones.
House members will debate proposed payday lending regulations on Tuesday.