2013 Alabama Legislative Session Now Underway

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By Alabama News Network

The Alabama Legislature's 2013 regular session has started.

 

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey started the session in the Senate at noon. Speaker Mike Hubbard gaveled the House into session at 12:10 p.m.

 

The session will last until mid-May. Lawmakers must complete the session in 30 meeting days during 105 calendar days.

 

Major issue facing lawmakers will be balancing the General Fund and education budgets in a year when funds are expected to be tight.

 

Gov. Robert Bentley will address a joint session of the Legislate in the old House chamber at the Alabama Capitol Tuesday night.

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