Chairman's Budget Cuts Fewer Alabama Teachers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- House budget committee Chairman Jay Love has devised an education budget that would cut fewer teachers' jobs than the one passed by the Alabama Senate.

Love outlined his proposed budget for the House Ways and Means-Education Committee on Tuesday.

The committee will vote on the budget Wednesday and the House could consider it Thursday.

The Senate's version of the education budget included eliminating more than 600 teaching positions. Love's version reduces that to about 350. He did that, in part, by taking out $20 million that was in the Senate's budget for bus purchases.

In his version, the state would sell bonds to buy buses instead of using current revenue.

Love's version also doesn't cut universities as much as the Senate's version.

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