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The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama voters overwhelmingly approved a Constitutional Amendment that would transfer $145 million from the Alabama Trust Fund in order to balance the General Fund Budget. Supporters of the Constitutional Amendment said its passage prevents mass layoffs and severe cuts to state services.
"We were very concerned what might have happened," said John Matson, Communications Director for the Alabama Nursing Home Association. ‘And that's why our membership worked so hard to educate the employees of nursing homes, family members, basically anyone we came into contact with over the past few months to let them know how critically important this vote was to nursing homes and many other state services that we take for granted."
Supporters said the General Fund Budget will still be tight over the next few years, but the Amendment's passage gives lawmakers time to come up with more permanent solutions to the budget issues.
"At the end of that three years, if we've done nothing, than this will truly be in vain, and but I don't think that will happen," said Mac McArthur, Executive Director of the Alabama State Employees Association. "I think that our leaders will address these problems and look to improve things toward the future."
Governor Robert Bentley pledged to repay the funds transferred from the Trust Fund.