Friday, November 14, 2008

Shelby Says More Jobs for Alabama

Senator Richard Shelby has announced that more jobs will be coming to Alabama in the form of military contracts. According to Shelby, an Australian manufacturer named Austal, which employs around 1000 in Mobile, has been awarded a new contract to build several ships for the Navy at the company's Mobile facility.

The contract is worth almost $2 billion.

School Budget Proration

Selma City schools, as well as Dallas County schools, could receive sharply lower funding in December when a proration plan goes into effect. Lowered tax revenues are the cuprit, according to the State School Board Superintendent, Joe Morton.

Governor Bob Riley is expected to soon declare the proration.

Extra curricular activities and technology are expected to be the first programs affected by the cuts, although leaders are still discussing where the cuts should be made.

More cuts can be expected for the 2009-2010 school year.