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Justin Bogie: Largest state budgets in history poised for final passage

The overarching theme of the two budgets is that the size and scope of Alabama’s government is growing to new record levels. Neither does enough to provide permanent tax relief to Alabamians, and time is running out.

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Revised state budgets include doubled rebate checks, bailout for 2022 World Games

Both Education Trust Fund and General Fund budgets passed out of their respective House and Senate Committees on Wednesday.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin proposes third cost of living adjustment in the last year, part of $554 million budget

As part of his new $554 million city budget for fiscal year 2024, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposed another cost of living adjustment for police and firefighters, which would be the third since last May.

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Justin Bogie: Senate education budget may indicate shift towards permanent tax relief

The topline for the 2023 ETF supplemental appropriations act is unchanged from the governor’s recommendation. However, a closer examination of the bill’s line-items shows a major shift in funding priorities.

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Amended education budget advances minus Montgomery Whitewater Park, World Games appropriations

Members of the Finance and Taxation Senate Committee passed an amended supplemental education budget that didn’t include some controversial projects in Gov. Kay Ivey’s budget proposal on Wednesday. 

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City of Mobile short 170 positions; Hiring and retention challenges discussed

The City of Mobile is facing challenges in hiring and keeping employees, according to data revealed Tuesday during the regular council meeting. There are currently around 170 vacant positions citywide.

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Education budget increases funding for 2023, but state formula calls for fewer teachers than previous years

Many school districts across Alabama are working to find funding to keep teaching positions that will no longer be funded by the state in the upcoming school year.

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12 issues to watch in the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session

Saturday marks a new year. Ten days later, Alabama’s 35 Senators and 105 Representatives will be back in Montgomery for the 2022 Alabama...