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that the legislators that i have met with since the session ended, which has been most of the legislators, they are ready to solve the problems of the state of alabama."jasmina:this morning gov. bentley released the call he will present to the alabama legislature for a special session set to begin monday. bentley saying lawmakers will recognize in this call many of their ideas---including the budget they passed at the end of the regular session.robert bentley:"what we did we took the budget as it was and then we added the conditionals which were in teh budget and then we added just a few more items that they left out." jasmina:combining budgets, unearmarking some revenue, and legislation----dealing with economic development, a tobacco and maybe soft drink tax.lawmakers will also discuss how the bp oil settlement money will be used----likely to pay off debts. robert bentley:"i dont think there's anything more conservative than paying debts."jasmina:one thing legislators won't be discussing is gaming. robert bentley:"we're going to expressely exclude gaming in this call."jasmina:the governor's reason....robert bentley:"it tainted our session."jasmina:gaming was also one motive behind the governor calling a special session now----when most thought it wouldn't start until august. robert bentley:"the august really did not come from me it came from across the street. i just listened and nodded my head." jasmina:bentley says he had no firm commitment on a date to call lawmakers back----and that this is an element of surprise, to take the pressure off legislators when it comes to gaming.keeping it local in montgomery jasmina alslsn wdhn news 18 ben on camthere is word that




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