Governor to Sign Education Budget on Thursday

June 11, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WXTX) - On Thursday, the Governor will sign the 2009 education budget in to law.

The $6.3 billion dollar budget increases funding for programs like the Alabama Reading Initiative, the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, and ACCESS distance learning.

It also doubles funding for First Class Pre-K. However, the budget also cuts funding for higher education 11 percent.