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Gov. Ivey signs new budgets prioritizing education and fiscal responsibility in Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Alabama’s budgets on Thursday, June 1, marking a historic investment in education and vital public services.

With her signature on the Education Trust Fund and its supplemental, Gov. Ivey expressed her pride in the investment, stating that Alabama is dedicated to improving student outcomes.

The record-setting education budget will expand the pre-K program in high-poverty areas, support the implementation of literacy and numeracy initiatives, and increase teacher pay to attract and retain educators.

Additionally, investments in two-year and four-year colleges will further enhance the state’s education system.

Gov. Ivey also emphasized the responsible fiscal management of the state by paying down debts, adding to savings, and providing tax rebates to the working people of Alabama.

“Our students’ education is the single-most important issue facing our state,” said Gov. Ivey, “and Alabamians can rest assured that it will continue to be my top priority.”

Regarding the General Fund and its supplemental, Gov. Ivey highlighted the positive trend of fiscal responsibility during her tenure as governor.

Alabama’s $3 billion General Fund is considered generational money, enabling greater investments in essential public services and reducing the impact of future economic downturns.

The budget supports various agencies, including State Troopers and mental health professionals, with increased funding for their critical missions along with pay raises.

“This budget’s robust commitment to our citizens is equally matched by our legislators’ strong bipartisanship to swiftly deliver it to my desk,” Gov. Ivey expressed. “I am pleased to sign it into law.”

The budgets signed by Gov. Ivey reflect Alabama’s commitment to prioritizing education and maintaining fiscal responsibility.


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