Ivey: Moving Senate Election Costly

The timetable for a special Senate election is under review.   Former Gov. Robert Bentley scheduled the vote to coincide with next year's regularly scheduled elections.    Some are calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to change the date, saying the law requires the election to be sooner.    Ivey says she understands that view, but  is concerned about the cost."If we move the date, it will cost about $15-million dollars which will come straight out of the General Fund budget," Ivey said.    "So while I have some concerns about the whole situation, I have to also be very mindful of the impact."    Sen. Luther Strange is currently the only candidate for the seat, formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


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