Attend Chamber breakfast for detailsPublished 12:00pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
I encourage Mr. Harris to attend the Chamber breakfast on Sept. 6th.
In regard to the questions: the Education budget was prorated in fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011.
The fiscal 2012 Education budget (our first one) was created by the Republican Legislature and was not prorated for the first time in four years and was 4.5 percent larger than the 2011 Education budget. NO Education revenue comes from the Alabama Trust Fund. Education revenue will NOT be decreased with passage of the Sept. 18th amendment and will NOT increase the chances of prorating the 2013 Education budget that begins Oct. 1. An “increased shortfall” of the Education budget will not occur due to passage of the amendment.
In fact, the Alabama School Journal published by the Alabama Education Association has repeatedly advocated for passage of the Amendment.
The Amendment will pass or fail based on the merit of the Amendment and the will of the Alabama electorate.
Rep. Mark M. Tuggle
110 Calhoun St., Suite 108