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Gov. Ivey signs education trust fund and general fund budgets along with supplemental appropriations

Gov. Kay Ivey has approved the State General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets and supplemental appropriations for the 2024 fiscal year.

American Village Alabama News
Troy University: ‘Center for Civics Education and Leadership’ that could receive $1 million from Alabama’s Education Trust Fund is an American Village program

Troy University specified what its “Center for Civics Education and Leadership” is on Wednesday morning after lawmakers included a $1 million appropriation for the center their Education Trust Fund budget, which was approved by the Alabama Legislature last week.

Troy University Alabama News
Education budget no longer includes $1 million for Troy’s Johnson Center; Money now goes to unheard-of ‘Center for Civics Education and Leadership’

Late Friday night, the Alabama Legislature approved an $11.6 billion education budget which no longer includes an unexpected $1 million for Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy but rather awards $1 million to a “Center for Civics Education and Leadership,” which potentially does not to exist.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says decision to strip Montgomery waterpark, Mobile airport funding from ETF budget based on keeping education dollars focused on educational matters

Governor Kay Ivey's education budget proposal offered earlier this year included money for some high-profile non-education projects. But they will not be in the budget coming out of the Alabama Legislature, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

Tax Cuts Alabama News
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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State Sen. Orr to introduce legislation to gradually lift taxes on ‘essential’ groceries

Alabama is one of the only states to charge a sales tax on “essential” foods like milk and eggs, but as food prices soar due to inflation, one state senator has drafted a bill to lift the tax burden.

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
'I think that ship has sailed': Senate Education Budget chair State Sen. Orr says no appetite for Birmingham-Southern bailout

The Alabama Legislature will likely not be a part of any government bailout for financially beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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Justin Bogie: With billions of federal education dollars unspent, why does the Alabama Department of Education continue to ask for more?

If there was truly an “emergency” and the funds were needed immediately to allow schools to continue to operate, why does so much of it remain unspent over two years later?

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Senate Pro-Tem Reed tepid on possibility of budget surplus used for tax relief

Reportedly, tax revenues into Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) hit a record $10.4 billion, a whopping 20.54% higher than a year earlier. 

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Legislative Fiscal Office: State budgets in 'great shape,' ready to 'weather a storm'

“Alabama budgets are in a great shape. We are in a better position to weather a storm than we were ten years ago," said Kirk Fulford with the Fiscal Office of the Legislative Services Agency.

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Former Limestone education officials sentenced in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme

Four Limestone County school officials were sentenced this week in a multi-million dollar scheme that defrauded the state.

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Legislators briefed on education by State Superintendent

Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey addressed legislators who serve on the budget committees on the state of education...

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AL Senate Committee votes to advance tax cuts

The Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Education committee voted to give two tax-cut bills a favorable report on Tuesday. Senate Bills...

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Mike Dunn drops out of U.S. Senate race to run for Alabama Senate, endorsing Durant

Iraq War veteran Mike Dunn told 1819 News on Monday that he is running for Alabama Senate District 17 in the Republican primary and...

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State expected to pass all-time record budgets during this session

The first day of the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session began on Tuesday, Jan. 11, with legislators being informed that revenues...