LEGISLATURE MEETS AMID ‘ANIMOSITY’ OVER COVID RELIEF CASH
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are meeting for the final day of the legislative session amid a continuing dispute with Gov. Kay Ivey over how to use the state’s $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds.
Lawmakers will decide whether to accept, or reject, Ivey’s executive amendment on a spending bill to broadly detail how all the COVID-19 funds should be used. The Republican governor and Republican-controlled Legislature have been in a tug-of-war over the funds.
As of Monday, more than 12,000 people in the state had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and about 480 people statewide had died.
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5/18/2020 11:12:22 AM (GMT -5:00)