WVAS Local News

May 20, 2013

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. 

Armed Guards

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.