fiscal cliff Alabama http://apr.org en Fiscal Cliff Settlement Costs Ala. Schools $70 M http://apr.org/post/fiscal-cliff-settlement-costs-ala-schools-70-m <P>Financial experts say the fiscal cliff agreement in Washington will cut funding for Alabama's public schools and colleges by at least $70 million annually.</P> <P>The fiscal cliff settlement affects Alabama differently than most other states. That's because Alabama is one of the few states that provides its citizens with a state income tax deduction for the federal taxes paid. The federal settlement allowed a temporary reduction in payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare to expire. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:12:28 +0000 The Associated Press 24772 at http://apr.org Fiscal Cliff Settlement Costs Ala. Schools $70 M Alabama Reps. 6-1 Against Fiscal Cliff Bill http://apr.org/post/alabama-reps-6-1-against-fiscal-cliff-bill <p>All six Republicans in <font color="red">Alabama's</font> House delegation voted against legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, while the state's lone Democrat voted for it.</p><div><p>Republican U.S. Reps. Jo Bonner, Martha Roby, Mike Rogers, Robert Aderholt, Spencer Bachus and Mo Brooks cast no votes, and Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell voted yes on the legislation that passed 257-167 Tuesday.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:02:13 +0000 The Associated Press 22685 at http://apr.org Alabama Reps. 6-1 Against Fiscal Cliff Bill