Bentley Declares 10.6% Proration for State Agencies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered a 10.6 spending cut for state agencies.

Bentley issued the proration order Friday. He said the state General Fund budget has been impacted by several factors, including the cost of tornado recovery and reduced earnings from state investments.

State Personnel Director Jackie Graham said she's already been contacted by several departments about the procedures for layoffs.

State Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan notified his employees Friday that their salaries could be cut up to 7.5 percent because of the budget reduction.

Graham said the Agriculture Department is the only department that has sought approval for pay cuts instead of layoffs.

The budget cuts do not affect the state education budget.

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