Alabama voters approve budget proposal

(WTVM) - Alabama voters have decided by a 2 to 1 margin to support the withdrawal of $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the General Fund budget for the next three years.

Gov. Robert Bentley called it a temporary funding bridge to maintain essential state services while state officials work on right-sizing government.

The vote was 65% for and 35% against, with 88 percent of the precincts voting.

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