Digital Media Center
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Gate 61
920 Paul Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0370
(800) 654-4262

© 2024 Alabama Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Committee Approves Bentley Cuts To Historic Sites

Montgomery, AL – A legislative committee has gone along with the governor's recommendation to wipe out funding for many parks and historical sites.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-General Funds committee voted unanimously Wednesday for a $1.8 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

It is $177 million larger than this year's budget, primarily due to increased funding for Medicaid.

To balance the budget, governor Robert Bentley recommend cutting out funding for many parks, historical sites and tourist attractions around the state.

The committee agreed with its unanimous vote.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

News from Alabama Public Radio is a public service in association with the University of Alabama. We depend on your help to keep our programming on the air and online. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.