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

Alabamalegislators will get a look at state government's current financial picture andwhat is forecast for the next fiscal year.

Theinformation will come in a day and a half of budget hearings that begin Monday inMontgomery. The Legislature's chief financial expert, Norris Green, and stateFinance Director Bill Newton will give their outlooks.{} The lawmakers will also have presentationsMonday from the two biggest agencies in the General Fund budget: Medicaid andCorrections. Legislative leaders say the General Fund budget for the new fiscalyear looks tight and some state agencies will likely face cuts.

Thebudget hearings will continue Tuesday morning with education leaders makingtheir financial presentations.

The 2014 legislative sessionbegins at noon Tuesday.