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Ala refusing fed request to repay $94K

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama is refusing to repay $94,000 to the U.S. Forest Service.

The federal government wants Alabama and 40 other states to return money because of budget cuts known as sequestration. The money went to 17 rural counties that have national forest land.

But the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/13qB3Qr ) reports that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is refusing to repay the money.

Bentley's office is telling the federal government that it lacks a legal basis to seek repayment of the money.

The state claims the budget cuts apply to money for fiscal 2013, and the Forest Service money was sent in fiscal 2012.

Alabama counties receiving the money include Franklin, Lawrence, Winston, Escambia, Covington, Tuscaloosa, Clay, Calhoun, Dallas, Bibb, Talladega, Cherokee, Perry, Hale, Cleburne, Chilton and Macon.

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5/12/2013 11:50:30 AM (GMT -5:00)

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