Republicans opt not to keep Senate in overnight
Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, and Sen. Charles Bishop, R-Jasper, had threatened to keep the chamber in until Wednesday. Republicans started to filibuster after the Senate unanimously passed the House education budget. They voted for the bill, but said they should have had time to analyze the large expenditure.
Tuesday was the 22nd legislative day, which leaves eight more meeting days.
Some of the Republicans have blasted their Democratic colleagues for killing time in the session.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen