The Alabama Legislature has completed 13 days of the current session. The House passed the General Fund budget with most areas receiving level funding. The Senate Finance and Taxation Committee approved a $6.4 million Education Trust Fund budget, which then went to the full Senate where members adjourned for the two-week break before any action was taken. Negotiations are still ongoing over SB 253 regarding broadband incentives. Co-op employees should be vigilant regarding the possible spread of Avian flu in poultry operations in North Alabama.