Governor Riley's 2009 Budget Priorities

What programs deserve top priority as Alabama's revenues fall next year? Will the state address the shortfall with budget cuts, tax increases or both? And just how big is the budget hole, anyway? Lawmakers are likely to spend most of the 2008 legislative session trying to answer those questions for the fiscal year 2009 budget. Their decisions could affect the quality and direction of state services for years to come. One set of suggested solutions is in the budgets Gov. Bob Riley submitted to the Legislature this month.

This fact sheet examines the governor's 2009 budget priorities.

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