Solution sought for Ala.'s tuition program

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The financial problems in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan are drawing notice at the Legislature and in Congress.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Artur Davis of Birmingham said Wednesday the Legislature should authorize a special audit to establish the program's fiscal condition.

Republican state Rep. Robert Bentley of Tuscaloosa said Wednesday the Legislature must look for solutions.

Bentley was joined at a news conference by the chairman of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, Randy Brinson, and the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, Joe Turnham.

Both have had children in the program.

The three men said parents thought they were buying into a guaranteed tuition program, even though state law doesn't provide that.

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