State lawmakers say yes to two big budget items

Local News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — The Alabama House of Representatives said yes to two big items on the General Fund Budget.

State employees could see a 2% pay raise. If the State Senate approves this part of the budget, it would be the second year state employee would get a cost-of-living pay increase. Before 2018, state employees had not had a cost-of-living pay raise for 10 years.

Money for Alabama prisons may help the state avoid a federal lawsuit over prison violence. The Department of Justice condemned state prisons for high rates of violence about a week ago. The DOJ gave Alabama just 49 days to respond. Now, if the State Senate approves, lawmakers will hand over funding for 500 additional correctional officers.


Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Videos

More Video

More Local News

More Mobile County
More Baldwin County
More Northwest Florida