General Fund cuts would weaken Alabama's future

Arise Citizens Policy Project executive director Kimble Forrister issued the following statement Thursday, June 4, 2015, in response to the Alabama Legislature’s passage of a General Fund budget that slashes vital services like Medicaid, mental health care and public safety:

“This shortsighted General Fund budget would weaken Alabama’s economy and our future. Services like Medicaid, mental health care and public safety boost our quality of life and provide the backbone for economic growth. But Alabama has cut these services to the bone in recent years, and this budget would make the situation even worse. Children, seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors would suffer as a result.

“Alabama simply can’t afford these damaging cuts. It’s time to stop cutting the services that make our state a better, healthier place to live and to start investing in Alabama’s future.”

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