Time is running out for the Alabama Legislature to work out a general fund budget.
State agency heads told members of the Senate budget committee yesterday that proposed cuts will close circuit clerk offices, slash Medicaid services and send state prisons into a danger zone of crowding and violence.
Chairman Arthur Orr says there are close to $150 million in revenue generating bills under discussion that could reduce the cuts if they win legislative approval.
South Alabama farmers reported receiving some damage from Hurricane Isaac, but say it was not as bad as it could have been. The worst damage appeared to be to pecan crops, always sensitive to high winds and rain. Jeremy Sessions said an early inspection of his Grand Bay farm revealed damage to pecan trees. He said some limbs filled with pecans were blown over. He expects many of the pecans remaining on trees were ruined. Oliver Washington said he didn't lose any greenhouses at the Shore Acres Plant Farm at Theodore.