Wednesday, July 27, 2005

They're finally done for the year

For $108,000, Alabama taxpayers got a five-day special session in which the Legislature accomplished more than it did during the entire regular session.

Before ending the special session Tuesday, lawmakers passed, among other things, the General Fund budget, a 6 percent across-the-board pay raise for non-education state employees, and a bill to bar the use of eminent domain for private development except in cases of blight. They also liberated Attorney General Troy King's ankle by approving tougher penalties for child molesters.

Why did we have to pay extra for that kind of productivity?

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