- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment to fund Alabama National Guard armories from state trust fund money is too close to call.

Nearly complete but unofficial returns show Amendment 2 got 50.4 percent of the vote Tuesday. But the lead of 7,810 votes out of 924,436 cast made the outcome too close to call.

The amendment would let $50 million from the Alabama Trust Fund be used for constructing and maintaining armories.

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama opposed the measure. It says the proposal would have a devastating effect on revenues that counties get from the fund.

Supporters say the amendment is vital because the Guard needs new and updated facilities. They also say additional money could help the state obtain more in federal funding that matches state expenditures.



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