Ivey education budget proposal includes $5 million to financially beleaguered World Games

The State of Alabama will send $5 million to the World Games under a proposed budget submitted to the legislature this week by Gov. Kay Ivey.

According to a list of supplemental appropriations in the Education Trust Fund, $5 million of the $164.5 million sent to the Department of Commerce for one-time expenses would go to the World Games.

Ivey said in a statement earlier this week announcing her General Fund and Education Trust Fund budget proposals to the Alabama Legislature that “just as every Alabama family budgets to invest, pay their debts and increase their savings, my budget proposals do just that for our state.”

A spokesperson for Ivey told 1819 News the $5 million to the World Games “was requested, and I would defer you to them to speak further on their specific needs.”