The governor said he was hanging on to the tax proposals “like a bulldog” because it is “important to the people of this state”.
Dianne Bentley filed for divorce on Friday, saying the couple’s long marriage had suffered an irretrievable breakdown. Can lawmakers focus on passing a budget with so much distraction?
Orr says the biggest obstacle to overcome will not be related to the governor, but to division among legislators.
Bentley is facing an up hill battle on the state’s budget process.
“This is a hard time”.
Then asked about his reaction to Dianne Bentley filing for divorce, Bentley said, “I really do not have a comment”.
“I just want to tell the people that we love them and we’re going to continue to be their governor”.
A state lawmaker is calling for the Alabama Attorney General to investigate ethics allegations against Gov. Robert Bentley.
“He’s totally ineffective right now”.
“His impact on the special session, I think, is pretty limited and it’s up to the legislature to get it done”, said Orr. Political experts in Alabama agree. “He becomes even more irrelevant now”, Flowers said.
Bentley, 72, discussed the upcoming special session in the brief 30-minute cabinet meeting, but also veered into the personal.
“They’ve already made the decision to leave Bentley out of the process, beginning in January”.
The Legislature will reconvene for the Special Session at 5 p.m. on September 8th, the Tuesday after Labor Day.
“Defendant holds outstanding workplace within the state of Alabama, and it might be within the events’ greatest curiosity that the general public not have the ability to entry the report on this divorce motion”, attorneys for the couple wrote in a joint movement.