Governor Robert Bentley signs General Fund budget for FY2016

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley has signed the General Fund Budget for fiscal year 2016. That according to a photo he shared on Twitter.

He goes on to say the budget isn’t perfect, but says lawmakers made important changes that were needed.

Lawmakers passed a $1.7 billion operating budget on Wednesday after months of negotiations. Legislators approved a 25-cent-per pack cigarette tax and a transfer of education funds to minimize cuts to state services.

The beginning of fiscal year 2016 is October 1.

WHNT News 19 is working to get more detailed information about the budget, including which state agencies will see cuts.