Video: Alabama Lawmakers Set For Special Session
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley is calling a special session next week to try once again to pass a state budget.
The governor on Tuesday announced that he is bringing lawmakers back to Montgomery on Sept. 8.
The second special session is needed after the regular session and a first special session ended in a stalemate over proposed solutions to a projected general fund budget shortfall.
Bentley has proposed raising $300 million in new taxes to resolve the budget issue rather than make cuts to state agencies, but many lawmakers have voiced opposition to the idea.