ATLANTA -- The Alabama Legislature and Gov. Guy Hunt have finally ended their budget deadlock, agreeing to a compromise plan that limits general fund spending in fiscal 1992 to $815.1 million.

The new budget, passed late Friday in a special legislative session and later signed by the governor, comes two weeks before the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1 -- and just five weeks after Gov. Hunt vetoed an $806 million general fund budget approved by lawmakers during the regular session.

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