Education budget special session may be needed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — State lawmakers may end up heading back to Montgomery if the Governor doesn’t sign the education budget into law. Bentley had pushed for a 2% raise for employees at K-12 schools.

Republican legislative leaders said the state could not afford both the raise and increased health insurance costs. The Governor has until April 13th to sign the budget into law, or it will die through a pocket veto.

If he vetoes it, he could force lawmakers into a special legislative session

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