Ala. Senate approves education budget
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.