Arise legislative update: Tight General Fund budget clears Alabama Senate after majority quickly shuts down debate

The Alabama Senate voted 22-9 Tuesday night for a tight General Fund (GF) budget after allowing less than an hour of floor debate. Medicaid and mental health would receive flat funding next year under the $1.75 billion budget, while courts and prisons would see funding increases. This legislative update highlights the GF budget's provisions and how it sailed through the Senate so quickly.

Read ACPP policy analyst Chris Sanders' legislative update here.

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