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Senate to debate $9.35 billion Education Trust Fund budget, possibly add summer EBT funding for kids

Members of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee will begin on Tuesday debating and possibly changing the $9.35 billion Education Trust Fund budget passed by the House recently. 

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House easily passes education budget, appropriations totaling nearly $11 billion

The Alabama House of Representatives breezed through its nearly $11 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budgets and supplemental appropriations bills on Wednesday with hardly any debate.

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Justin Bogie: Medicaid expansion risks still outweigh the ‘rewards’

Medicaid expansion was notably absent in the 2023 session. But proponents are back with the same tired arguments, likely already eyeing another push in 2024, if not before.

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Justin Bogie: Despite ‘historic’ session, there’s more work to be done on tax relief

The 2023 session saw the legislature enact the largest budgets in state history. And while progress was made on tax relief efforts, more of your money should be returned to you.

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Justin Bogie: What relief bills are still alive as the 2023 regular session nears its end?

Time is running out. Many bills that sought to reduce the tax burden of Alabamians have officially died. But several tax relief bills remained alive as Wednesday’s committee meetings wrapped up.

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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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Justin Bogie: Three things to know about the latest grocery tax repeal effort

More than halfway through the 2023 regular legislative session, strong momentum is building to partially repeal the state’s 4% sales tax on groceries.

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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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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...