published Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Hullander seeks AG opinion on school money


by Dan Whisenhunt

County Trustee Bill Hullander said he’d like for the state Attorney General to weigh on on whether he should give the schools money the county receives from payment in lieu of taxes agreements.

Superintendent Jim Scales and school board attorney Scott Bennett have said they believe keeping the money is an illegal act; earlier this month the commission decided to keep the money and wants to earmark it for school construction.

“Basically I wanted to ask him is if what the county commission did, does he agree that's OK,” Hullander said. “Is it OK for me as trustee to do what they have instructed me to do?”

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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