Legislative Wrap-Up: Lawmakers Advance Abortion Ban, Education Budget

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Alabama teachers could get another pay raise under the proposed education budget the Senate passed this week. Lawmakers earlier this week approved a 4% pay increase for teachers and other school employees. The proposed $7 billion education spending plan would be the largest in Alabama history. And members of the House overwhelmingly approved a strict abortion ban. The bill makes it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. It is designed to challenge Roe v. Wade, the decision that legalized abortion.

For more on that, WBHM’s Gigi Douban spoke with Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal.

 

 

 

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