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Alabama Senate approves General Fund budget, prison funding boost

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a $2 billion FY19 General Fund budget. Senators voted 26 to 2 for the budget that appropriates funds for...

Alabama Senate committee OKs state employee pay raise

Thousands of state workers could see pay raises in their futures under a the 2019 General Fund budget a legislative committee approved Wednesday. The Senate...

Tripp Pittman introduces Kay Ivey’s General Fund budget in Ala. Senate

On Tuesday, Montrose-Republican and Finance and Taxation General Fund Chairman, State Sen. Trip Pittman introduced Governor Kay Ivey’s proposed General Fund budget in the Senate. SB178, otherwise...

Antebellum slave tax has lingering effect in Alabama politics, finances

In the late spring or early summer of 1822, a man named Bolling Hall made a list of all his property before taking it...

Robert Bentley releases proposed constitutional amendment for Alabama lottery

Gov. Robert Bentley Friday released a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution that would allow voters in November to decide whether the state should have a state...

Phil Williams: It’s time for fundamental budget reform

A few nights ago I watched in tense disbelief as a man jumped from an airplane at 25,000 feet without a parachute! As an...

Lawmakers vote to override Robert Bentley veto, enact General Fund budget

Rebuking Gov. Robert Bentley's veto for the first time in 2016, Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to enact the General Fund budget the governor previously rejected over...

Alabama ranked 3rd most federally dependent state

With the tax deadline less than a month away, the personal finance website WalletHub followed up on its report on the States with the...

Robert Bentley announces plans to veto General Fund budget

Gov. Robert Bentley has released a statement announcing his plans to veto the recently passed General Fund budget, which fails to adequately fund the...

Alabama legislative week in review: March 21 – March 25, 2016

Legislators briefly passed through Montgomery this week with an eye toward their spring break, which began Thursday and won't have them back in the...



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