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Mon December 22, 2008
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Mon December 22, 2008
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MONTGOMERY, AL – Our top stories this hours from the WVAS newsroom.

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8:52am

Fri December 19, 2008
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10:16am

Thu December 18, 2008
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Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama Supreme Court refuses to throw out a lawsuit filed against Governor Bob Riley by the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee. The suit was filed back in July because Riley used a line item veto to remove language that the Legislature put into the new General Fund budget that shields some health and social service programs from budget cuts in the face of proration.

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9:59am

Thu December 18, 2008
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Montgomery, Alabama –
The Alabama Supreme Court refuses to throw out a lawsuit filed against Governor Bob Riley by the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee. The suit was filed back in July because Riley used a line item veto to remove language that the Legislature put into the new General Fund budget that shields some health and social service programs from budget cuts in the face of proration.

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8:41am

Wed December 17, 2008
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Montgomery, Alabama – Local Economics Professor, Dr. Kevin Deravi, says that the average citizen won't feel relief from recent cut to the key interest rate. The Federal Reserve Tuesday slashed the interest rate to 0.25 percent. Dr. Deravi tells WVAS news that it will take quite some time before the average consumer feels the cut.

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9:32am

Tue December 16, 2008
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December 16,2008 – State officials are beginning work to implement budget cuts. This after Governor Bob Riley announced proration of the Education budget by 12.5 percent and an across the board cut in state government spending, including a hiring freeze. The declaration of proration was the result of lagging sales tax collections.

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8:50am

Mon December 15, 2008
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December 15,2008 – Governor Bob Riley is expected to announce today what cuts the state must make to balance the state Education Budget. The Governor says he is also looking at ways to curb spending by non-education agencies financed but he state General Fund budget.

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9:49am

Fri December 12, 2008
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December 12,2008 – Next week, Governor Bob Riley is expected to officially declare proration and set out the amount of cuts that education will face. Once the Governor officially calls for proration, the move will free up about $437 million dollars from a rainy day fund to shore up the education budget.

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8:57am

Thu December 11, 2008
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December 11,2008 – Retiring Alabama Congressman Bud Cramer was the only member of Alabama's 7-member House delegation to vote in favor of the $14 billion dollar loan package for the auto industry. Meanwhile, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby,a ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee continues to speak against the plan.

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