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Look Ahead: Gov. Bentley in Huntsville today to talk about budget cuts. Brewfest starts today!

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Good morning! It's finally Friday! Here are some things to keep your eye on for the rest of the day.

Governor Bentley in Huntsville to talk about budget cuts.

Governor Bentley will stop in Huntsville today to talk about the budget crisis and proposed cuts to the Department of Forensic Sciences. 

Two of the big questions here are: How will these proposed cuts affect the department? Will that cause a ripple affect and create issues with cases and investigations?

Last month the governor laid out what will get cut if the budget problem isn't fixed. Those cuts include more than a thousand state employees.

Huntsville's Brewfest starts today!

Get your pint glasses ready everyone, Huntsville's Brewfest starts today! It's going to be located at 320 Church Street in downtown Huntsville. Come thirsty and come hungry because there will be loads of beer and food vendors there. For more info, check out the website.

There are two sessions.

The first session is tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The second is tomorrow, 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

Prison reform bill heads to Gov. Bentley for signing.

Around Alabama, a bill calling for sweeping changes to sentencing and probation standards in an effort to relieve crowding in state prisons is on it's way to Governor Bentley's desk for signing.

Alabama prisons house nearly twice the number of inmates they were originally designed to hold, a crowding level that state officials say is both dangerous and puts the state at risk of federal intervention.

The bill aims to steer low-level offenders away from prison and creates a new Class D of felony. It also seeks to increase supervision of former inmates as they are released from prison.

Tune in to WAFF New at Noon for more! Have a great day!

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