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Lawsuit by fmr. AEA president dismissed

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A lawsuit filed by former Alabama Education Association President Anita Gibson against Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, his Revenue Commissioner and others is being dismissed by a judge.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Truman Hobbs threw out the lawsuit Thursday.

Gibson's lawsuit claimed three Acts that were passed by the Legislature and signed into law last year by Governor Bentley were invalid because they should have originated in the House of Representatives and not the Senate. The acts provided either tax deductions or tax credits.

Governor Bentley's offices says the tax incentives that came under fire in the lawsuit included incentives encouraging homeowners to weatherproof their homes, tax credits for businesses bringing jobs to Alabama, and tax credits to help neighborhoods repair infrastructure. 

Governor Bentley called the lawsuit "a ploy by the Alabama Education Association" and added that "The ruling of the court will help us further our mission of creating new jobs and improving communities across the state." 

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Acts in question...

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Act 2011-644: This Act pertains to homeowners receiving tax deductions when they make repairs to their homes after natural disasters. This Act encourages homeowners to make improvements which are recognized More>>

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