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By PHILLIP RAWLS
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley's state finance director has asked state agency heads for ideas for legislation that could increase fees or provide help in some other way to ease cutbacks in the state General Fund budget.

Finance Director Marquita Davis said she's looking for inventive and innovative suggestions for addressing budget cuts. She said nothing is off the table, except tax increases. She gave agency heads until Wednesday afternoon to submit their ideas, and then she plans to share them with the governor and legislative budget chairmen.

She said she's also trying to identify government mandates that were appropriate at one time, but are no longer needed and are still costing the state money.

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