The Alabama Senate Thursday approved a slimmed down rebate of $100 per filer. That's a far cry from Gov. Kay Ivey's proposal of $400 dollars for individuals, and $800 for families. Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) mocked the idea of a $100 rebate. "The average person is going to say, 'What the heck did they send me this for?'" Education Budget Committee Chairman Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) replied that most of the money not being rebated is being sent to a savings account for future needs. "We're concerned about the future of the economy, and we have a lot of programs that we need to keep funding," Orr said. The Senate voted 30-3 to approve the bill. The reduced rebate plan now heads to the House.
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