MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An Alabama bill that would help rebuild Murphy High School in Mobile heads to the Senate for approval.
House Bill 517 passed the House of Representatives unopposed 103-0 late Tuesday night, April 30. The bill authorizes the state to issue $30 million in bonds to rebuild the schools in Alabama damaged by twisters in April 2011 and December 2012. About $15 million of that would go toward Murphy High School.
Democratic Rep. Napoleon Bracy of Mobile sponsored the bill.
"I feel very good that all of the representatives and the state of Alabama stepped up to the plate to help out Mobile County, They stepped up and said you know what - we want to make Murphy High School whole,"
Three schools in the Tuscaloosa area would also benefit, with $3 million for Alberta City Elementary and $2.5 million each for University Place Elementary and Holt Elementary. They were hit on April 27, 2011.
Phil Campbell High School would receive $6.4 million and Plainview High School $604,000 for damage those schools sustained in April 2011.
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