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,