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Ala. Gov., Budget Leaders Predict More Cuts

Montgomery, AL – Gov. Bob Riley says he expects to have to cut the education budget for the upcoming school year.

The chairmen of two legislative budget committees - Sen. Hank Sanders and Rep. Richard Lindsey - agree with Riley that more proration is ahead when the new budget starts Oct. 1. That because tax collections have dropped, particularly sales and income taxes that are the main ingredients in the state education budget.

Riley says it's too early to predict the size of the cut, but he expects it to be less than the 9 percent proration of the current education budget.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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