Governor Wants to Get the Word Out on Sept. 18 Vote, Prevent Budget Cuts


By Heather VacLav

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Proponents of using $437 million from a state trust fund to prevent deep budget cuts are encouraging a big voter turnout by people whose paychecks or loved ones will be affected by the outcome Sept. 18.
Gov. Robert Bentley says he's counting on organizations representing state employees, hospitals and nursing homes to get out the word.
Opponents are using the Internet and social media to remind voters that Alabama has an election on an odd date. The president of the Wetumpka Tea Party, Becky Gerritson, says voters should reject the constitutional amendment and keep the Legislature from putting off budget solutions for three years.

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