Arthur Orr http://apr.org en Alabama Signs New Inmate Health Contract http://apr.org/post/alabama-signs-new-inmate-health-contract <P>Authorities say the Alabama Department of Corrections has agreed to a new health care contract for inmates with a Missouri-based company.</P> <P>The contract is with Corizon Inc., formerly known as Correctional Medical Services.</P> <P>Officials say the state will pay $224.7 million to Corizon over the next three years.</P> <P>Sen. Arthur Orr's staff released a statement Thursday saying the contract would save $23.8 million over the next three years. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:06:38 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20827 at http://apr.org Alabama Signs New Inmate Health Contract Gov. Bentley Says No New Taxes If Vote Fails http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-no-new-taxes-if-vote-fails <p>Gov. Robert Bentley says he won't propose any tax increases if Alabama voters reject a proposal to take more than $437 million out of a state trust fund to use for the state General Fund budget. Bentley said he made a promise to the people of Alabama that he wouldn't raise taxes on families and he intends to keep that promise. Bentley said he will also veto any broad-based taxes passed by the Legislature. Senate budget committee Chairman Arthur Orr of Decatur said the governor's no-tax position means it's almost certain the Legislature won't pass a tax. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:40:09 +0000 The Associated Press 17124 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says No New Taxes If Vote Fails