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My Take: September 18th Election

On September 18th, Alabama voters will decide if our state constitution should be rewritten to allow the governor to transfer more than $347 million from the Alabama Trust Fund to the General Fund over the next three years. The approved budget for 2013 was written under the assumption that this referendum would be approved, but what if voters reject it? The only option would be to trim an additional $145 million a year from an already lean budget, meaning more jobs lost and more programs cut. Now I'm not here to tell you which way to vote on this, but there is one thing I want you to do. Be informed. Call your legislators and ask questions. If you decide to vote "no," make sure you understand the implications and the cost cutting measures that will take place. If you decide to vote "yes," make sure you understand the accountability measures in the debt repayment process and the timeline involved. September 18th will be an important day for Alabama. Make sure your voice is heard. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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