Alabama House Budget Committee Approves Bill

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

 

Alabama House budget committee has approved a bill that would let state agencies raise fees to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee today approved one of the few revenue ideas that has gotten traction this session. The Senate-passed bill would let a state agency raise fees every five years. The change could not exceed an increase of 2 percent per year. Committee Chairman Steve Clouse says lawmakers do not know how much the proposal would raise because they don't know how many agencies would raise fees. Legislators are struggling to put together a general fund budget that is projected to have a $200 million shortfall next fiscal year.

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