Gov. Bentley Discusses the Budget Crisis
Governor Robert Bentley today met with state law enforcement officers in Dothan to discuss the current budget crisis in the General Fund and the impact to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency if the Legislature’s severe cuts are enacted. If the cuts are passed by the Legislature, the Calhoun and Etowah County Trooper Posts will be forced to close. If enacted, these cuts will put the state in a position incapable of providing many of the essential services of government. In February, Governor Bentley presented his budget plan with additional revenue for the General Fund that would avoid the devastating cuts. Governor Bentley’s budget solution includes additional revenue in the form of fair taxes and will cover the revenue shortfall in the General Fund and pay off millions of dollars in debt the state owes.