Gov. Kay Ivey has approved the State General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets and supplemental appropriations for the 2024 fiscal year.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
“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.
Four Limestone County school officials were sentenced this week in a multi-million dollar scheme that defrauded the state.
Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey addressed legislators who serve on the budget committees on the state of education...
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Iraq War veteran Mike Dunn told 1819 News on Monday that he is running for Alabama Senate District 17 in the Republican primary and...
The first day of the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session began on Tuesday, Jan. 11, with legislators being informed that revenues...