Bentley to Sign Both State Budgets

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley says he will sign both state budgets passed by the legislature late Wednesday night and will sign a bill to raise court fees.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Bentley said the education and General Fund budgets weren't exactly like he wanted them, but lawmakers did a good job overall.

The court fee increase is one of several bills needed to balance the General Fund budget.

The budget is also dependent on Alabama voters approving a constitutional amendment in September to use nearly $146 million from a state savings account to help fund the budget.

Bentley said he will have to cut the budget across the board if voters reject the constitutional amendment.

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