LAWMAKERS RETURN FOR SHORTENED SESSION
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers have resumed a shortened legislative session focused on state budgets.
Legislators had taken a nearly two month break during the COVID-19 outbreak but returned to Montgomery to pass state budgets and a few other bills. Legislators wore masks.
Members of the 105-member House of Representatives spaced themselves out over two floors at the Alabama Statehouse in order to keep distance between members.
Only 60 members of the 105-member House answered roll. Some suggested it was futile to pass budgets before the state had a better estimate of the impact of the virus on state revenue and expenditures.
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5/4/2020 8:19:52 PM (GMT -5:00)