MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WALA) - Gov. Robert Bentley says he's optimistic Alabama voters will approve a constitutional amendment Tuesday to take $437 million out of a state trust fund to prevent cutbacks in state services.
Bentley said the constitutional amendment is supported by a broad assortment of associations, and they have worked hard to get a good turnout by people who are directly affected by the issue. He says he's also optimistic because there has been no angry ground swell against it.
Some legislators and tea party groups have spoken out against it. A new political action committee headed by Montgomery businessmen Guice Slawson and Guice Slawson Jr. has run radio ads against it, but proponents have raised far more money for their campaign.
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