Bentley Proposes Mix of Budget Cuts, Education Funding Shift
Acting Finance Director Bill Newton on Wednesday briefed reporters on the governor’s budget plan.
The governor is seeking to shift $181 million in use tax funds from the education budget to the general fund.
He is simultaneously seeking to tap $181 million from an education savings account so there’s no net loss to education spending.
The governor’s plan will likely set up a battle with lawmakers who oppose any transfer of education funds.
Bentley’s proposal comes after he was unsuccessful last year in getting a several hundred million dollar tax package through the Legislature.
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