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Voters Approve Amendment 1 in Big Numbers

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–In what is to be considered a big win for the Bentley Administration the voters of Alabama have approved Amendment 1.

On September 18, the voters were asked to vote on a constitutional amendment that would give the government leaders of Alabama the right to transfer $145.8 million a year for the next three years from the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF) to the General Fund.

Ostensibly, the money from the ATF will go to fund the state’s Medicaid program and the Department of Correction.

The arguments for and against the vote have been plentiful and diverse.

The voters have spoken now the governor and legislators now must do the hard work of fixing to underling problems that are have created these problems.

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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.


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