Decatur, Alabama – A guilty verdict has been handed down in the trial of a state representative accused of fraud. State Representative Sue Schmitz awaits sentencing on seven felony fraud charges connected with being paid more than $177,000 for doing little to no work on a federally funded job.
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Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama Governor Bob Riley says the state will take the $170 million that the federal government is releasing this week for Medicaid funding. Riley says the money for the Medicaid Program will help "fill some gaps" in the state's general fund budget.
Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Transportation expects to receive anywhere from $500 to $550 million in economic stimulus funding. Tony Harris, a spokesman for Transportation Department, says the money will be used on projects that are "shovel ready" or that can begin within 120 days of receipt of federal dollars.