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Alabama voters decide to dip into state trust fund to avoid cuts in government services

Michelle Lepianka Carter / The Tuscaloosa News via AP

Johnny Noble votes in the auditorium at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sept. 18, 2012. Alabama voters decided by a 2-to-1 margin to avoid dramatic cuts in state government by withdrawing $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the General Fund budget for the next three years.