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Stories with person: Robert Bentley
  • Alabama House passes slashed general fund budget 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:59 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a general fund budget that slashes $200 million from state agencies after GOP lawmakers could not reach an agreement on tax increases.

  • Bill would cut Board of Education from charter school plan 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:16 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama State Board of Education, having already suffered a sapping of power this legislative session, could soon be cut from confirming the state's new charter school commission.

  • Senate committee advances lottery, casino bill 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:16 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A lottery and casino bill cleared its first hurdle Thursday in the Alabama Legislature as some lawmakers bet on gambling as a solution to the state's budget woes.

  • Alabama House delays votes on bills related to tax hikes 
    Updated: May-12-15 9:01 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday delayed debate on proposed tax increases that have divided some Republican legislators, despite being backed by the GOP caucus.

  • Alabama editorial roundup 
    Updated: May-06-15 12:37 pm

    Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:

  • House GOP unveils proposal to end state budget shortfall 
    Updated: May-05-15 10:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama House Republicans on Tuesday threw their support behind a proposal to raise taxes while cutting and consolidating state government to solve the state's looming general fund budget crisis.

  • Bentley says gambling won't fix budget problems 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:55 pm

    DOTHAN, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday said gambling is not the solution to the state's budget woes and will not provide enough money to prevent deep cuts to law enforcement and other state agencies.

  • Poarch Creeks: Let's talk compact 
    Updated: May-03-15 1:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - For 15 years, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has tried to persuade Alabama politicians to sit down and discuss a compact with the tribe.

  • Alabama lawmaker readies proposal to allow lottery, casinos 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama would get a lottery and four casinos under draft legislation that the Republican leader of the state senate distributed to legislators and reporters on Thursday.