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Last updated 4:18PM ET
March 8, 2021
Governor Calls Special Session for Tuesday
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Gov. Bob Riley has ordered a special session of the Alabama Legislature to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The governor ordered lawmakers into special session to approve an education budget.

Lawmakers ended the 2008 regular session Monday night without passing a budget to fund K-12 and higher education in Alabama for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

The governor says lawmakers need to pass the budget quickly so that school systems can avoid laying off teachers.

Riley included in his list of priorities for the special session a bill to establish a "rainy day" savings account for the General Fund budget and another to expand the "rainy day" account for the education budget.

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