MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) - The state has approved a constitutional amendment that will allow lawmakers to take money out of the Alabama Trust Fund.
The vote passed Tuesday by a 65 to 35 percent margin, with 89 percent of precincts reporting. The Alabama Secretary of State's office is still finalizing the votes.
This was previously restricted. This 'yes' vote authorizes lawmakers to borrow up to $147 million each year for the next three years.
Turnout was low for the amendment vote, which actually failed in Madison County.