Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday said continuing revenue shortfalls will force him to make across-the-board cuts in the two spending plans that comprise the state budget — the Education Trust Fund and the general fund.

Bentley, a Republican, said he will cut the education budget by 3% and slash the general fund budget by 15% after ­working with the Legislature for supplemental appropriations to protect priority agencies that provide necessary and critical services.

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