Alabama Governor Calls Special Legislative Session - State and Federal Communications

September 4, 2015  •  

Alabama Governor Calls Special Legislative Session

Alabama_Capitol_BuildingGov. Robert Bentley has called a special legislative session to begin September 8, 2015.

The session has been called to address the $200 million general fund budget shortfall.

The governor has proposed three measures to reform the budget, including transferring money from the educational trust fund to the general fund and removing earmarks currently placed on certain state taxes. He has also proposed increasing the cigarette tax and amending the business privilege tax.

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