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      Bye-bye textbooks. Hello tablets?

      Two Alabama state senators are asking for funding to replace school textbooks with electronic devices.

      Republican Senators Gerald Dial and Jim McClendon argue that textbooks are out-of-date and the state could save more than $15 million in book replacement costs by using laptops and tablets.

      The program would call for about $100 million in bonds to buy the devices.

      This topic is scheduled to come up during the 2014 legislative session.