Tag "Education Trust Fund"

By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama Senate Republican Caucus leadership commented Wednesday on the passage of the Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY17). Next year’s education budget will have total spending of $6.3 billion, including strategic

Guest Editorial: By State Sen. Steve Livingston When I ran in 2014, I promised to keep you updated on the political debates in Montgomery.  Today, I want to spend a few minutes explaining why funding Medicaid, the federally mandated insurance

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com MONTGOMERY, Ala.— By a 105 to 0 margin, the Alabama House on Tuesday passed a $6.3 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget that includes a teacher pay raise, decreases classroom sizes and provides significant investments

By Joseph M. Morgan joseph@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala— State Sen. Steve Livingston gave his State of the State address Tuesday. Livingston is a Republican who represents Senate District 8 including parts of Madison County, Jackson County and DeKalb County. Livingston delivered

By State Senator Steve Livingston When I first ran for office in 2014, I promised to keep you up-to-date on the legislative process in Montgomery. With that in mind, I want to give you a brief rundown on the Fiscal

By Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) The Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist transcends time and was a catalyst for social change in its day. As we enter the second special session of the Alabama Legislature to focus on the anemic and

By Craig Ford It’s no secret that the state of Alabama is in a budget crisis. It’s a crisis that we’ve known for three years was coming, but our state leaders waited until the elections were over before they publicly

With the 2015 legislative session winding down and a $250 million shortfall in the General Fund looming, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R) has formed the Commission on Earmarking and Budget Reform.   “Proud to announce the formation of

APRIL 11, 2014   |   PRESS RELEASE   MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that he has signed the FY2015 Education Trust Fund Budget. The education budget was passed April 3, 2014, minutes before the Legislature adjourned, effectively preventing the