Ala. Se­nate ap­proves ed­u­ca­tion bud­get

Cherokee County Herald - - SPORTS -

MONT­GOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Se­nate to­day ap­proved by a 29-2 vote a his­tor­i­cally strong bud­get for the Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund. The Fis­cal Year (FY) 2018 bud­get al­lo­cates $6.4 bil­lion to Alabama’s K-12 schools, com­mu­nity col­leges, and uni­ver­si­ties. It is the largest ed­u­ca­tion bud­get since 2008, and the sec­ond largest bud­get since 1995, the last year for which the Alabama Leg­isla­tive Fis­cal Of­fice had com­plete fig­ures.

“A qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem is es­sen­tial for giv­ing all of Alabama’s stu­dents a shot at the Amer­i­can dream,” said Sen­a­tor Arthur Orr (R-De­catur), chair­man of the Se­nate Fi­nance & Tax­a­tion Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee.

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