Alabama's governor to unveil budget plans


Gov. Bob Riley is unveiling how he plans to balance the state budgets with declining tax revenue.

Riley and his state finance director, Jim Main, scheduled a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the budget recommendations the Republican governor will make to the Legislature.

Riley told legislators Tuesday night that his budget recommendations will have to be adjusted when and if a federal stimulus package is approved by Congress. The version passed by the U.S. House would provide Alabama with about $3 billion over 2 1/2 years.

Riley warned legislators not to go on a spending spree if Congress passes a stimulus plan.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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