Alabama courts http://apr.org en Ala. Courts Facing Layoffs Without Extra Money http://apr.org/post/ala-courts-facing-layoffs-without-extra-money <p></p><p></p><p>Alabama's chief justice expects to lay off 150 employees after the state's new fiscal year starts Oct. 1 unless the court system gets more money than the Legislature appropriated.</p><p>Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's grateful that the General Fund signed by the governor on Monday increases the court system's appropriation by $5.6 million to $108 million for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.</p><p>But he says that is $8.5 million short of what's needed to maintain the current staff.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 00:07:17 +0000 The Associated Press 30847 at http://apr.org Ala. Courts Facing Layoffs Without Extra Money 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