MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a record general fund budget that includes a 4% pay raise for state employees.
Representatives on Tuesday approved the spending plan without any dissenting votes.
The budget now goes to a conference committee to work out differences between the House and Senate versions.
The spending plan includes money for two new mental health crisis centers.
The Alabama Medicaid Agency is getting funding to provide 12 months of postpartum care to new mothers. Medicaid pays for about half of all deliveries in the state.