Alabama General Fund Budget http://apr.org en General Fund Becomes Law With Few Changes http://apr.org/post/general-fund-becomes-law-few-changes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alabama's $1.8 billion General Fund budget for the next fiscal year has become law with only small changes from the governor.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley sent a line item veto the House of Representatives late Thursday making some alterations to the budget. Those changes became law when representatives adjourned for the night without taking action.</p><p>House budget committee chairman Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark says the governor's changes to the operating budget were minor.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:27:59 +0000 The Associated Press 49692 at http://apr.org General Fund Becomes Law With Few Changes Alabama State Employees Might Get $400 Bonus http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-employees-might-get-400-bonus <p></p><p>State employees may end up with a one-time pay bonus of $400 in the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.</p><p>Senate budget committee Chairman Arthur Orr of Decatur announced he will propose the bonus when the Senate considers the state General Fund budget.</p><p>The Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a General Fund budget for non-education agencies Wednesday that would spend $1.84 billion. That's $15 million more than the budget approved by the House.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:18:29 +0000 The Associated Press 48693 at http://apr.org Alabama State Employees Might Get $400 Bonus Bentley's Budgets Would Increase Education Funding http://apr.org/post/bentleys-budgets-would-increase-education-funding <p>Gov. Robert Bentley is proposing state budgets that would require most state agencies to get by next year with about the same amount they are receiving this year.</p><p>Bentley's proposals include increases for all levels of public education.</p><p>Bentley's office released his recommended budgets Tuesday, which is the second day of the Legislature's 2014 session.</p><p>Bentley's state General Fund budget for the next fiscal year would spend $1.8 billion. The biggest increase is $70 million is for Medicaid. Courts would get a small increase.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:40:55 +0000 The Associated Press 45038 at http://apr.org Bentley's Budgets Would Increase Education Funding Alabama Governor Signs Both State Budgets http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-signs-both-state-budgets <p>Gov. Robert Bentley has signed the state General Fund budget and state education budget into law.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 12:54:43 +0000 The Associated Press 30800 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor Signs Both State Budgets Alabama Governor: Budgets Basically Look Fine http://apr.org/post/alabama-governor-budgets-basically-look-fine <p>Gov. Robert Bentley says his first impression of the state education and state general fund budgets is that they are basically fine.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bentley said Wednesday it appears legislators put some pork projects into the budgets and he's still reviewing a few items. But he sad he hasn't seen any major problems yet.<br> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:17:59 +0000 The Associated Press 30494 at http://apr.org Alabama Governor: Budgets Basically Look Fine Alabama Legislature Approves General Fund Budget http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislature-approves-general-fund-budget <p>The Alabama Legislature has approved a compromise General Fund budget that increases funding for courts and prisons.<br> Fri, 10 May 2013 11:57:21 +0000 The Associated Press 30112 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislature Approves General Fund Budget Budgets Priority for Alabama Lawmakers http://apr.org/post/budgets-priority-alabama-lawmakers <p>The Alabama Legislature enters the final three days of the 2013 legislative session with the main priority being passage of the education and General Fund budgets.</p><p>Passage of the two budgets are the only tasks lawmakers are constitutionally required to complete before the end of the regular session, expected to be May 20.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:23:15 +0000 The Associated Press 29804 at http://apr.org Budgets Priority for Alabama Lawmakers Budget a Priority for Legislature in 2nd Half http://apr.org/post/budget-priority-legislature-2nd-half <P>The Alabama Legislature begins the second half of its 2013 session on Tuesday.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley says his priority for the second half is passing balanced budgets. The former House representative says that's the Legislature's only constitutional duty. A House committee is scheduled to begin work on the education budget Tuesday. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:53:36 +0000 The Associated Press 27704 at http://apr.org Budget a Priority for Legislature in 2nd Half Alabama Legislature on Spring Break http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislature-spring-break <DIV> <P>The Alabama Legislature has wrapped up the first half of its 2013 session and gone on spring break.</P> <P>Wednesday marked the 15th meeting day of the session. Lawmakers left the capital city Wednesday evening and will return April 2 for their final 15 meeting days.</P> <P>The issues remaining for the second half of the session include the state education budget and the General Fund budget.</P></DIV> <P>Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.</P> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:31:17 +0000 The Associated Press 27102 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislature on Spring Break Alabama Senate Approves Budget http://apr.org/post/alabama-senate-approves-budget <P>The Alabama Senate worked into the night to pass the budget to operate the state's non-education agencies. The Senate voted 22-9 Tuesday night to approve the General Fund budget and send it to the House for further consideration.</P> <P>Budget committee Chairman Arthur Orr said the $1.7 billion budget follows most of the recommendations that Gov. Robert Bentley made when the legislative session began five weeks ago.</P> <P>The budget does not include a cost-of-living raise for state workers, but it does encourage the governor to lift a freeze on merit raises. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:30:05 +0000 The Associated Press 26603 at http://apr.org Alabama Senate Approves Budget