The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee cut the proposed pay raise for Alabama's K-12 employees to one percent today. In introducing his education budget, Committee Chair Republican Senator Trip Pittman said its a spending plan for tough economic times. The $5.8 billion dollar budget and the pay raise now to to the Senate for consideration.
Prescription Drug Take-Back
The Prescription Drug Take-Back event will be held this weekend in Alabama. Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. residents with unused or outdated prescription drugs will be able to safely dispose of them at locations throughout the state. Specific locations can be found online at www. dea.gov. The announcement was made Wednesday by U.S. Attorney George Beck and Drug Enforcement Administration Clay Morris at a press conference.
PSC Request Denied
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has rejected a request from Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn for an investigation into utility rates in Alabama. Dunn had ask the attorney general to review how rates are set on behalf of the customers of Alabama Power Co., Alabama Gas Corp. and Mobile Gas Service Co.