WVAS Local News

Mar 6, 2013

A judge is extending an order preventing the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill.  Circuit Court Judge Charles Price ruled Wednesday that a temporary restraining order will remain in effect until a court hearing on March 15th.  Spokesmen for Senate president Pro Tem Del Marsh and House Speaker Mike Hubbard say they will appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.  The judge issued the temporary restraining order after ruling that evidence indicated the Legislature may have violated its own rules and the state constitution when it passed the bill on Feb. 28th. 

Interpreting Accountability

Alabama's State School Superintendent says education officials are tackling the job of interpreting the recently passed Alabama Accountability.  Dr. Tommy Bice told WVAS News Tuesday that there are still questions to be answered. 

Go Green

Montgomery Public Schools kicked off their Go Green Campaign Wednesday with the announcement of a new recycling program and notable energy savings.  MPS Superintendent Barbara Thompson says the new initiative combines recycling and energy education by putting plastic recycling bags in every school.