Video: Alabama Lawmakers Set For Special Session

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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.

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