Saturday, October 01, 2005

They'll still spend the money somehow

Hey, you know all of those times when Alabama legislators would put state checks in their pockets and carry them back to their districts to help their re-election bids ensure the money got where it needed to go? Well, a unanimous Alabama Supreme Court just declared that unconstitutional on Friday, saying the system violated the concept of separation of powers.

Many lawmakers, naturally, are crushed. Now, horror of horrors, they'll have to put their pet projects to a full legislative vote. Or give the governor veto power over that spending. Or both.

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