Business Council Backs Ballot
4:32 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Business Council Of Alabama Supports Sept. Ballot

Alabamians will get to vote on various amendments September 18th.

A prominent business group, the Business Council of Alabama, has voted to support approval of a proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot Sept. 18.

The amendment would permit the removal of nearly $146 million a year for three years from a state trust fund for use in balancing the state General Fund budget.

BCA President William Canary said Alabama is in a "predicament because of a sustained, ongoing failure of leadership," but imminent hardship will occur if the constitutional amendment is not approved.