BRADENTON, Fla. — The Alabama Education Association, its political action committee, and five individuals have filed a federal suit challenging some of the ethics reform laws passed by the state Legislature in a mid-December special session.

The 27-page suit, filed Thursday in Alabama’s northern district court, contends that lawmakers illegally prohibited AEA members from using payroll deductions to make their contributions to an affiliated PAC called the Voice of Teachers for Education.

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