IVEY WON’T SIGN SPENDING BILL, WANTS PLAN FOR COVID-19 CASH

Alabama Politics

By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking lawmakers to change a spending bill to detail how the state will spend more than $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief fund.

The Republican governor and Republican-controlled Legislature have been in a tug-of-war over control of the funds.

Ivey wrote to legislators and told them she is returning the spending bill with an executive amendment to detail where the COVID-19 funds should be used.

Lawmakers will decide Monday when they return to Montgomery whether to accept the governor’s proposed changes.

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5/14/2020 6:31:10 PM (GMT -5:00)

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