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.
Both Education Trust Fund and General Fund budgets passed out of their respective House and Senate Committees on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday marks a new year. Ten days later, Alabama’s 35 Senators and 105 Representatives will be back in Montgomery for the 2022 Alabama...