Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The state Legislature wrapped up its 2009 session without solving the financial problems in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. But it did pass a resolution to have the state pension fund conduct a detailed study of the program. Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. serves on the board that oversees the tuition program, and he pushed for the study. He says the study should be sufficient to keep the board paying tuition for the upcoming college year while the study is conducted.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Friday, the 30th and final day of the 2009 legislative session: HOUSE -Heard House Speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, announce that he won't run for re-election next year. -Couldn't agree on a replacement for Jefferson County's occupational tax. -Gave its annual Shroud Award to Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, in recognition of his failed efforts to remove the state sales tax
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Votes Thursday as the Alabama House, on a 59-38 vote, overrode Gov. Bob Riley's changes to the General Fund budget. Voting yes were 1 Republican and 58 Democrats. Voting no were 37 Republicans and 1 Democrat. Not voting were 5 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Abstaining were 0 Republicans and 0 Democrats.
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Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into the second shooting involving a Montgomery Police officer.
An unidentified man was shot after police were called to an apartment on the 37 HUNDRED Block of Wesley Drive just after 2 o'clock this morning.
Police were called by a mother and daughter who said they had fought off a man who tried to rape the mother's 20 year old, pregnant, daughter. Both women were suffering from non-life threating cuts with the pregnant woman receiving a cut on her stomach.
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery police are still looking for suspects in two separate murders committed within a days time. 32 year old Joel Warren was shot to death and another man wounded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning outside the Peddlers Inn on the West South Boulevard.
Montgomery Police Lt. Mark Drinkard says they're not sure what started the argument that turned deadly.
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