Council approves $16.4 million budget

The Muscle Shoals City Council on Monday approved its 2010 fiscal year budget of $16.4 million, down from $17.2 million the previous year. Mayor David Bradford said the figure is a reflection of the tough economic times that have plagued the Shoals and the nation for the past 18 months. “Our primary concern with the […]

Ohio can use tobacco money to plug budget

The statecan use about $230 million set aside for tobacco prevention for other purposes, an Ohio appeals court ruled Thursday in overturning a trial court’s decision. The 10th District Court of Appeals said Ohio could spend the tobacco prevention money — which had originally been given to the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation — […]