Lawmakers should focus on a General Fund budget that will make Alabama stronger

ACPP policy director Jim Carnes issued the following statement Friday, July 10, 2015, in response to Gov. Robert Bentley’s call for a special session on the General Fund budget:

“Alabama is at a crossroads. The path we choose now could define our state for a generation. As lawmakers consider the General Fund budget in the coming weeks, we urge them to choose a path that will make Alabama stronger.

“Alabamians need a budget that protects children, seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors. Important services like Medicaid, mental health care and public safety make Alabama a better place to live and work. But these services have been cut to the bone in recent years, and even deeper cuts are not the way to repair the damage. It’s time to stop the cuts and invest in a stronger Alabama.”

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