Judge continues to block Gov. Bentley from signing Education Accountability Act

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Charles Price. (

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Charles Price has decided to leave in place the temporary restraining order issued Tuesday preventing Governor Robert Bentley from signing the Education Accountability Act.

The hold order on the signing of the rewritten bill that allows parents to receive tax credits to send their children to private schools will be in effect until March 15.

Price initially issued the restraining order yesterday after the Alabama Education Association filed a lawsuit against state officials. He was scheduled to make a decision Wednesday morning, but postponed the hearing until this afternoon.

Also on Tuesday, Alabama House Democrats spent the day making speeches on the House floor about how they felt they were run over last week when Republicans passed the school accountability act through the House and Senate.