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State budget hearings begin Monday. Legislative session starts Tuesday at noon.

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Alabama legislators will get a look at state government's current financial picture and what is forecast for the next fiscal year.

The information will come in a day and a half of budget hearings that begin Monday in Montgomery. The Legislature's chief financial expert, Norris Green, and state Finance Director Bill Newton will give their outlooks.  The lawmakers will also have presentations Monday from the two biggest agencies in the General Fund budget: Medicaid and Corrections. Legislative leaders say the General Fund budget for the new fiscal year looks tight and some state agencies will likely face cuts.

The budget hearings will continue Tuesday morning with education leaders making their financial presentations.

The 2014 legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.

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