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Thu Dec 24, 2015, 03:21 AM

Alabama may face more budget cuts in 2016

The chairmen of Alabama's general fund budget committees said additional cuts are likely when lawmakers convene in February.

After spending most of 2015 fighting over how to fill a shortfall in the state's general fund budget, legislative leaders say they expect another difficult year in 2016 with little appetite for additional tax increases.

House Ways and Means General Fund Committee Chairman Steve Clouse said he thought level funding was the best-case scenario for most agencies in the upcoming session.

He said the situation won't be as dire as the recent budget fight because lawmakers did approve some new revenue, including a cigarette tax. But he said lawmakers have likely done all they are willing to do on tax increases.

Read more: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/alabama_may_face_more_budget_c.html

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