New education budget is proration-free


{} {} Two Republican legislators who designed Alabama's first proration-free education budget in several years say they are optimistic it will also prevent midyear cutbacks.{} {} Senate budget committee Chairman Trip Pittman and House budget committee Chairman Jay Love say their budget prevents midyear cutbacks with tight spending controls and help from an improving economy. It comes after several years of budgets designed by Democrats having to be trimmed after school started because appropriations exceeded tax collections.{} {} Love and Pittman said the budget for the 2012-2013 school year also looks financially sound, barring a dramatic drop in the national economy.