“I will propose what has to be raised,” he said on Monday, though AL.com reports that he did not provide specifics. “But whenever I send over a budget, they always change things.”
Republican legislators in attendance were cautious in responding to Bentley’s comments.
“I don’t know what he has in mind,” Rep. Randy Davis told AL.com. “Probably 75 percent of the legislature ran on no new taxes.”
While overall state revenues have recovered to pre-recession levels, that is not the case with Alabama, according to Pew Charitable Trusts data.