Passed general fund includes cost of living raise and funded Medicaid


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The  $2.1 billion general fund budget has passed its first big hurdle in the Alabama legislature. The budget gives state employees a two percent cost of living raise and fully funds the Medicaid program. 

The budget also includes the governor’s  $40 million for the Alabama Department of Corrections to hire 500 more officers. 

The budget now heads to the Senate for debate.

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