General Fund Budget

Alabama Legislature: What Passed and Failed on the Last Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Monday concluded the 2021 legislative session. Here is a look at the key developments on the session’s final day: WHAT BECAME LAW: MEDICAL MARIJUANA Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation creating a medical marijuana program in Alabama. The new law would allow people with one of 16 qualifying medical conditions— including cancer, a terminal…

Gov. Ivey Signs General Fund, Education Trust Fund Budgets, Praises Legislature for Approving Her CARES Act Amendment

Gov. Kay Ivey signs the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets – Photo from the Governor’s Office Gov. Kay Ivey has signed both the 2021 General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. The budgets will be used starting Oct. 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year. On this final day of the 2020 regular session of the Alabama…

Lawmakers Override Bentley’s Budget Veto

State lawmakers have voted to override Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s veto on the general fund budget over Medicaid funding. Senators voted 22-10 and the House of Representatives voted 71-24 Tuesday to override Bentley and enact the spending plan against his wishes. Bentley said the budget does not give adequate funding to the state’s Medicaid program. The governor said Medicaid would…

Gov. Bentley to Veto General Fund Budget

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced his decision to veto the General Fund Budget that passed the Alabama Legislature Wednesday. “The General Fund Budget is unacceptable because it lacks adequate funding for essential government services,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The proposed appropriation falls short of what the Medicaid Agency will require to provide services for the over one million Alabamians,…

Alabama Legislature Approves General Fund Budget

The Alabama legislature has approved a General Fund budget that Gov. Robert Bentley has vowed to veto over Medicaid funding. The Senate on Wednesday voted 20 to 13 to pass the budget, which is $85 million short of the amount Bentley says is needed to adequately fund the state’s Medicaid program. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says the state…

Bentley to Veto General Fund Budget over Medicaid

Alabama lawmakers could give final approval to the General Fund budget on Tuesday, setting up an expected veto by Gov. Robert Bentley over Medicaid funding. Bentley said Monday that the spending plan is unacceptable and he will veto it. The budget is $85 million short of the amount Bentley says is needed to adequately fund the state’s Medicaid program. Senate…

Alabama House Approves Vote on General Fund Budget

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a General Fund budget that Gov. Robert Bentley already has threatened to veto over Medicaid funding. Representatives approved the spending bill on a 65-35 vote Tuesday after a five-hour filibuster by black lawmakers. Democrats harshly criticized the proposed spending plan, which is $85 million short of the amount Bentley…