Alabama September 18 referendum http://apr.org en Ala. Governor Signs Law To Repay Trust Fund http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-signs-law-repay-trust-fund <p>Gov. Robert Bentley and legislative leaders kept a promise Wednesday to enact legislation requiring the repayment of $437 million taken from a state trust fund to bolster state budgets.</p><p>Bentley signed a bill passed by the Legislature that mandates the repayment to the trust fund through annual appropriations concluding in 2026. The bill was the first passed by the Legislature in the current session.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:29:12 +0000 The Associated Press 25339 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Signs Law To Repay Trust Fund Ala. Legislature Approves Bill to Repay Savings http://apr.org/post/ala-legislature-approves-bill-repay-savings <P>The Alabama House has given final passage to a bill that requires full repayment of money transferred from an oil and gas revenues savings account to the state's General Fund budget.</P> <P>The House voted 90-0 Thursday to approve an amendment put on in the Senate that requires repayment of the money even if the Legislature doesn't appropriate the funds.</P> <P>An amendment to allow the state to take the money from the Alabama Trust Fund and use it for the cash-strapped General Fund budget was approved by voters in September. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:53:47 +0000 The Associated Press 25287 at http://apr.org Ala. Legislature Approves Bill to Repay Savings