State hopes to be caught up on bills by next week - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

State hopes to be caught up on bills by next week

(Source: WAFF) (Source: WAFF)
ALABAMA (WAFF) -

The State of Alabama has been a little behind on paying its bills. They are still catching up on paying vendors for services to state organizations.

The state switched to a new computer system back in October, which has caused problems with state finances, especially with the state's website, Open Alabama Checkbook, which has been around for over five years. The site provides a transparent look at how the state is spending its money, but it is also running into problems.

Financial information for the current fiscal year beginning in October 2015 is not up on the site. State Senator Arthur Orr sponsored the bill to launch Open Alabama Checkbook, and he says the computer problems should be taken care of very soon.

“It created a lot of headaches and problems with the computer system, and they're continuing to work the bugs out of it,” said Senator Orr. “I'm assured that they're fixing it here, and we're hoping by the next week.”

Senator Orr added that the state hopes to be all caught up with its debts to individual vendors by next week.

Copyright 2015 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

  • NewsMore>>

  • Amber Alert canceled for Pickens County boy

    Amber Alert canceled for Pickens County boy

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:31:56 GMT

    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has CANCELLED the Amber Alert for 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins. 

    More >>

    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has CANCELLED the Amber Alert for 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins. 

    More >>
  • David: Showers and storms ongoing across the Valley

    David: Showers and storms ongoing across the Valley

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:50:37 GMT

    Showers and storms will be ongoing across the Valley this evening. The most widespread rain will be over northeastern AL, but additional scattered storms will track into the Shoals from the west. That round of stormy weather will head east with time and should be out of the Valley after midnight. The threat for severe storms is low, but a few strong storms are possible. 

    More >>

    Showers and storms will be ongoing across the Valley this evening. The most widespread rain will be over northeastern AL, but additional scattered storms will track into the Shoals from the west. That round of stormy weather will head east with time and should be out of the Valley after midnight. The threat for severe storms is low, but a few strong storms are possible. 

    More >>
  • New details released in Guntersville double shooting

    New details released in Guntersville double shooting

    Saturday, March 25 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-03-25 18:07:30 GMT
    Guntersville police say two people were shot at this mobile home area on Edmonds Road. (Source: WAFF)Guntersville police say two people were shot at this mobile home area on Edmonds Road. (Source: WAFF)

    The Guntersville Police Department have released news details on a double shooting late Friday afternoon that left one man dead.

    The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when police from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a 911 call reporting two people had been shot on Edmonds Road.

    More >>

    The Guntersville Police Department have released news details on a double shooting late Friday afternoon that left one man dead.

    The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when police from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a 911 call reporting two people had been shot on Edmonds Road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly