Budget battle continues in Montgomery

Budget battle continues in Montgomery

Good Thursday evening.

The budget battle continues down in Montgomery. After a proposed state budget passed the Senate on Wednesday and then the House today, Governor Bentley followed through with his promise to veto it. The proposed budget would cut $200 million from state agencies after lawmakers failed to agree on tax increases or other revenue sources. Governor Bentley called the bill “unworkable.” But we've also learned that the House has voted to override Governor Bentley's veto. Stay tuned.

Earlier this evening we brought you news of what the federal government is calling one of the largest data breaches ever. Millions of former and current federal employees might have had their private information compromised. With thousands of federal employees here in the Tennessee Valley, WAFF's Tiani Jones spoke with the president and CEO of a company that specializes in cyber security to find out what kind of risk those federal workers are under.

And we're also following up on a shooting involving a 14-year old boy in Leighton. Family members tell us the teen is in stable but critical condition. WAFF's Vincent Crivelli spoke with the young man's youth football coach to find out what sort of person he is. We'll also update you on where the investigation on the shootings stands.

We hope to see you at 10.
Mark Thornhill