Part of Open Records Law being challenged

Governor Robert Bentley's office says the state's "Open Records Law" doesn't cover budget cut proposals that he could have implemented if Alabama voters had rejected the transfer of $437 million to the state general fund budget.

The Decatur Daily filed a public records request asking for correspondence between the Governor and his staff or agency heads about possible cuts, and about plans for early retirement incentives for public employees.

Alabama Press Association attorney Dennis Bailey says there is no law in Alabama that says working documents are exempt.