Alabama Governor’s Budget Proposal
In early March, Governor Bentley released his in conjunction with his State of the State address. The — which supports state operations, excluding education — would increase 20 percent to $2.3 billion. This budget incorporates expected revenues from eight tax changes and increases that the governor proposed to help prevent general fund shortfalls.
The (that funds all levels of education and a number of other programs), would total nearly $6 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent. Elementary and secondary schools would receive nearly $4 billion (up 3.9 percent); two-year colleges would receive $344 million (up 3.1 percent); and four-year colleges and universities would operate at $1.1 billion (up 5.3 percent).