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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
August state revenues gained 3.5%, following July’s gain of 5.5%, resulting in a two month gain of 4.5%. August revenues totaled $1.39 billion with a gain of $47.0 million. Revenues needed to grow $43 million for the month to meet budget, so there’s about a 10% overage. Individual Income taxes were essentially flat, dropping one tenth of a percent to a 2.1% gain or only $14.4 million on total income tax revenues of $713.9 million. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
EXAMINING ALABAMA’S SEPARATE EDUCATION BUDGET – II
There are some benefits to having Alabama’s two budget earmarked revenue model including the certainty of the amount of revenue that can be used to fund education and only education. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
EXAMINING ALABAMA’S SEPARATE EDUCATION BUDGET - I

WARNING: This column may contain statistics - you should always remember that “statistics comes to the aid of those who don’t lie well!”

One of the hard choices state leaders had to make during the recession and rapid fall in revenues was how and who to cut in the state budget.  (More)

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