Legislation Proposing Separating UAH, UAB from UA System Comes With Confusion

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The months-long issues between the University of the Alabama System and the Huntsville community didn't fade without a final dose of miscommunication.

State Rep. Phil Williams, R-Monrovia, is co-sponsoring a proposed constitutional amendment that would separate the University of Alabama in Huntsville from the UA System. Except he's against the legislation.

"I don't support that bill," Williams said.

Though Williams has long been researching the protocol for separation, the bill came Thursday from Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, and also included the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the separation movement.

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