Senate Committee Delays Work on Education Budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A state Senate committee has delayed work on Alabama's next education budget for one week.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee was scheduled to take up the education budget Wednesday, but the committee chairman, Republican Sen. Trip Pittman of Daphne, got it postponed it for one week because he said he's still talking with senators about their priorities.

That means the first committee vote on the education budget won't come until the legislative session is two-thirds over.

The Senate is handling the initial work on the education budget and the House was doing the same with the General Fund budget for non-education agencies. The House is farther along than the Senate. The House approved the General Fund budget Tuesday night, and the budget now goes to a Senate committee.

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