Montgomery Co. Judge Blocks Education Bill Signing


By Alabama News Network

A Montgomery County judge has temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill pending a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

An attorney for the Alabama Education Association, James Anderson, said Circuit Judge Charles Price issued an order Tuesday morning preventing the Legislature from sending the bill to the governor for signing until the judge holds a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Price ruled after the AEA filed a suit Monday night to keep the governor from having a signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

AEA's suit argues that the Legislature violated the open meetings act and its own rules when it passed the bill Thursday night.

The bill provides tax credits for parents who move their children from failing public schools to private schools. The tax credits would help cover tuition costs.

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