Governor Vetoes Budget, House and Senate Override Him

Montgomery, Ala. (ap) _ A little more than two hours are left in the Legislature's regular session and time is running out to pass a state General Fund budget for non-education agencies, such as prisons, medicaid and state troopers.

The state Senate has not taken up the House-passed budget because the Senate has been debating a bill to give 80 (m) million dollars to the state docks in Mobile for improvements. Some Jefferson County legislators have fought the bill because they want the Governor to agree to give money to their county for an economic development project.

If the General Fund budget doesn't pass Monday night, Governor Riley will have to call a special session that could cost up to $430,000.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press