MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democratic leaders from the Alabama House and Senate are proposing legislation to repeal a new law providing state tax credits for parents who send their children to private schools rather than failing public schools.
Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden and Sen. Vivian Davis Figures said Thursday the tax credits approved by the Legislature's Republican majority need to be removed.
The Alabama Accountability Act also allows school systems more flexibility in complying with state education laws. The Democratic leaders said they favor re-enacting that part of the law.
Republican leaders said no repeal of the Accountability Act is likely to happen. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said repealing the act would amount to giving up on children stuck in failing schools.
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An avionics technician from Kansas was arrested Friday as he planned to drive a vehicle full of explosives into a terminal at Wichita's Mid-Continent Regional Airport, authorities said.
A jury has found 80 year-old Guiseppe Pino LoPorto guilty of child sex abuse charges dating from the early 1990s.
One student was in critical condition Friday after reports of a shooting at a high school in suburban Denver, hospital and state officials said.
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Republican state Rep. Jamie Ison of Mobile says she won't seek re-election next year. Ison said Friday she will retire at the end of her term to focus her attention on her real estate career and her volunteer work.