Bentley Wants More Money For Prisons And Education

Governor Bentley is proposing spending cuts because once again the state is not going to have all the money it needs, when the new budget year starts in the fall. The governor also wants to move $181 million in sales tax money from the education budget to the general fund. The governor is also proposing a bond issue to borrow the money to build four new prisons. Right now 24,000 inmates are locked up in facilities meant to hold only 13,000. Bentley also wants to the state to help get more kids in Pre-K, and help students to attend two-year colleges.