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State hopes to be caught up on bills by next week

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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.

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