Alabama Courts Seek More Funding to Avoid Layoffs


By Alabama News Network

Hundreds of state employees could be out of a job if the Alabama court system does not receive more funding.

Chief Justice Roy Moore says to stop the lay-offs he needs to know the courts can get an extra $8.5 million in state funding.

The Legislature wrote the new state General Fund budget so the Governor Robert Bentley can provide the money if  tax collections are above expectations.

Bentley says he has sympathy for the court system, but doesn't think the entire $8.5 million  will be available.

Moore says the state's economy is picking up and he remains optimistic about the extra funding for now.

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