budget http://apr.org en Ala Attorney General Criticizes Budget http://apr.org/post/ala-attorney-general-criticizes-budget Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he is concerned about what lawmakers' proposed General Fund budget will mean for his office. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee on Wednesday approved a budget that zeroes out the office's current $7 million appropriation. The budget bill says the office should instead use $7 million from the national settlement with five big mortgage companies. Strange says it is troubling that lawmakers would not guarantee full funding for the office that prosecutes criminals and is trying the BP oil spill case. Gov. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:39:15 +0000 Associated Press 47110 at http://apr.org Ala Attorney General Criticizes Budget Williamson Says Money Runs Out For Medicaid After 2014 http://apr.org/post/williamson-says-money-runs-out-medicaid-after-2014 <p>State Health Officer Don Williamson told Alabama lawmakers that money will be available to fund Alabama's Medicaid program at a minimal level through 2014.</p><p>But Williamson told a joint meeting of the House and Senate General Fund budget committees Wednesday he did not know where the money would come from after 2014 to run the health insurance program for the economically disadvantaged.</p><p>Williamson is also the interim director of the Alabama Medicaid Program.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:35:57 +0000 The Associated Press 25340 at http://apr.org Williamson Says Money Runs Out For Medicaid After 2014 Gov. Bentley Rejects Open Records Request http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-rejects-open-records-request Gov. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:03:47 +0000 The Associated Press 19728 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Rejects Open Records Request Alabama's Homeland Security Steadily Losing Funds http://apr.org/post/alabamas-homeland-security-steadily-losing-funds Officials with Alabama's Department of Homeland Security say the agency has been steadily losing funds during the past decade. The department's federal funding this year is less than one-tenth of what it was in 2003. Department officials say state funding — $374,000 this year — is used mostly to meet the demands of Alabama's immigration law. State-level homeland security departments sprang up across the U.S. in the months and years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:04:40 +0000 The Associated Press 16724 at http://apr.org Alabama's Homeland Security Steadily Losing Funds