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The Alabama House has rejected Governor Robert Bentley's proposal to delay private school tax credits for two years. The House voted 57-10 Monday to reject the governor's proposal.
The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students. The Senate voted 21-0 Monday to go along with changes the House made to a school security bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery.
No Expansion of Medicaid
When the session began in February, Democratic legislators said their No. 1 goal was expanding Alabama's Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. But they conceded on the session's last day Monday that their goal had failed. A bill to expand the program drew opposition from Gov. Robert Bentley and never went anywhere.
Best BBQ Sauce
A restaurant from Eufaula captured Alabama's BBQ Sauce-Off Championship. A panel of judges picked Phil's BBQ as the best sauce during a tasting Saturday in Birmingham. The contest is part of the state Tourism Department's Year of Alabama Food promotion.