Alabama leaders predict 12 percent budget cut

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Legislative leaders expect the governor
will soon order across-the-board cuts in the state operating budget
of about 12 percent.

House Speaker Seth Hammett and House budget committee Chairman
John Knight made that prediction after discussing the state General
Fund budget with Gov. Bob Riley.

Senate budget committee Chairman Roger Bedford says he expects a double-digit cut, but it's too early to say how much.

The governor says he won't make a decision about across-the-board cuts, or proration, until after the Legislature returns from its spring break March 23.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Mar 13, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    LEAVE IT TO BOB RILEY.HE HAS SCREW EVERTHINH ELSE UP HERE IN AL.GOOD THING HE CANT RUN AGAIN.HE HAS MADE AL.THE LAUGHTING STOCK OF THE U.S.HEA HAS SCREW UP BINGO SPENT MONEY ON STATE TROOPERS TRYING TO RAID BINGO HALLS,WHAT HAS BOB RILEY DONE FOR US.RAISE TAXES SENT JOBS OVERSEA.GOOD JOB BOB.
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