Alabama's governor to unveil budget plans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley is unveiling how he plans
to balance the state budgets with declining tax revenue.

Riley and his state finance director, Jim Main, will hold a news
conference today to discuss the budget recommendations the
Republican governor will make to the Legislature.

Riley told legislators Tuesday night that his budget
recommendations will have to be adjusted when and if a federal
stimulus package is approved by Congress. The version passed by the
U.S. House would provide Alabama with about $3 billion over 2½
years.

Riley warned legislators not to go on a spending spree if
Congress passes a stimulus plan.


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