Finance Director: “We are really excited about this budget”

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Alabama Finance Director Clinton Carter met with journalists at the Capitol to discuss the state’s budgets.  Carter briefed the press on Gov. Kay Ivey’s General Fund and Education Trust Fund budget proposals.

Carter said, “We are really excited about this budget.”  Carter said that state revenues, “Are historically great by all measures.”  “The economy really is booming.”  Carter said that state income tax revenues and sales tax revenues, which are earmarked for the education trust fund (ETF), are at all-time highs.  The revenues funding the general fund, primarily insurance premium taxes,

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Governor “unofficially” disbands Gambling task force

July 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Advisory Council on Gaming seems to has vanished.

The 11-member committee, formed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to study the impact of various types of gambling on state revenue, hasn’t held a meeting in more than four months and sources close to several committee members say they were told Gov. Kay Ivey has “unofficially” shut it down.

“It was my understanding that it died when Ivey came in,” a source said. “The work was done, all that was left was writing the report. And the report wasn’t far from being completed.”

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