MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The governor's staff says he has signed legislation providing tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools instead of failing public schools.
Lawmakers sent the bill to Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday morning.
The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a lower court order that had kept the Legislature from sending the measure to the governor for his signature.
After he signed the bill, Gov. Bentley said, in part:
"Some concerns have been raised regarding the impact of this legislation," Governor Bentley said. "The Department of Revenue and the State Department of Education are reviewing this bill and can develop responsible rules and regulations to address various concerns. The most important thing right now is to make sure our schools, our families and our children have the tools they need. This bill gives them that flexibility."
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