Last night, Gov Bentley gave the State of the State address, video and text at the Governor’s office. Wide debridement and vacuum assisted closure of the state budget seems the best summation.
House Minority Leader, Craig Ford, gave the Democratic Party response, the text of which can be found at WHNT, (BTW, any one have a link to video of his speech) which noted the minimal to low taxes paid by large Alabama corporations and promised an end to the grocery sales tax. Always interesting to see such words but legislation (and the necessary consensus building) would be better.
And FWIW, a Local copy of General Fund and Education Trust Fund Monthly net receipts report, which shows comparisons to last year’s receipts, etc. This is findable thru the Central Accounting Reports at open.alabama.gov/spending. Some of the reports there run to several hundred pages, so pack a large lunch.