John Rice http://apr.org en Former Senator's Suit Seeks To Block Ala. Budget http://apr.org/post/former-senators-suit-seeks-block-ala-budget A former State senator has filed a lawsuit in state court in Montgomery claiming that legislators violated the Alabama Constitution earlier this year by passing a 2013 budget that was not balanced. The 2013 General Fund budget, which goes into effect Oct. 1, relies on a transfer of approximately $467 million from the Alabama Trust Fund into state coffers over the next three years. Voters must approve the transfer in a constitutional amendment on the ballot Sept. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:51:35 +0000 The Associated Press 16676 at http://apr.org Former Senator's Suit Seeks To Block Ala. Budget