Leaders Look for Ways to Survive Budget Cuts

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama legislators and department heads are trying to figure out how to manage state government under the more than 10 percent budget cuts announced by Gov. Robert Bentley for the reminder of the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

Law requires that the budget be balanced and equal cuts are applied to all departments.

Department heads said they may be forced to cut or reduce some needed services, such as inspections of gas pumps to make sure when you buy 10 gallons of gas, you are actually getting 10

Some legislators are looking at ways to raise a little extra cash. But many, particularly members of the Republican majority in the House and Senate, took pledges that there would be "no new taxes" when they ran for office.

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  • by GC Benton Location: Meridian ms on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    Let them get inspection stickers like our state and many others have in place. This would not be a tax increase but a way to add a lot of revenue to their state and make sure that the vehicles on the road would be safer. At 5 dollars a pop that would be a huge impact on their budget
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