Job loss is feared with Riley's 2011 budget

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -  Alabama's court system could be losing hundreds of employees if Governor Bob Riley's 2011 budget is passed.

Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb says the governor's budget cuts of up to 12 percent, affecting every court in Alabama.

Cobb says that means up to 600 employees could be affected.

Meanwhile, the state's political leaders are doubtful Alabama will get that second round of stimulus money the governor is counting on to balance next year's budget.

House Speaker Seth Hammet says, "State employees won't have to wait until next year to start feeling the pain. Some of it will come this year."

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