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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House has rejected Gov. 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. Now the proposal goes to the Senate on the last meeting day of the legislative session.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - 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. The bill now goes to the governor for review.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A key state senator says lawmakers are poised to strike down limits on corporate political contributions in Alabama campaigns. The question is whether there's enough time left in the annual session to reach a compromise before the session ends at midnight.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A housekeeper from Mobile has been sentenced to six years in federal prison in the theft of a Benjamin Franklin bust stolen in suburban Philadelphia and reportedly worth $3 million. Andrea Lawton was living in Philadelphia when the bust was taken Aug. 24 from a home where she had worked as a housecleaner.
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