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Alabama House approves General Fund budget

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama House approved a $1.75 billion General Fund budget late Tuesday night.

The House's 75-27 vote sends the budget back to the Senate, which approved a different version earlier in the session.

The budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 is up slightly from this year's $1.74 billion budget. It would require most state agencies, including Medicaid and Public Safety, to get by on about the same amount they are getting this year. It would provide increases to the court system and prisons, but not as much as their leaders sought.