Alabama House Approves New Education Budget
The Alabama House has unanimously approved a nearly $6 billion education budget for 2016. State representatives passed the Education Trust Fund budget by a vote of 105 to 0 today. A number of House Democrats and Republicans commended education budget committee chairman Bill Poole on an unusually smooth spending plan. The budget would increase the state's pre-Kindergarten program by $10 million. It would also provide another $13 million for textbooks. The budget would increase the school transportation program by $4.5 million and increase funding for Advanced Placement courses by $1 million. House revisions need to be approved by the Senate.