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Week One Legislative Report: 373 bills introduced in the first week of the 2018 Regular Session

Contributed by Beth Marietta Lyons Lyons Law Firm The Alabama Legislature began its annual Regular Session on Tuesday, January 9. As the annual Session is limited by law to 30 session days within a 105 calendar day period, the Session must conclude by April 23, 2018. After convening at noon on Tuesday and conducting general Read More

Week One: A Little Bit of Work, A Whole Lot of Moulin Rouge

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter The first week of the Legislative session is now in the books. It was a smooth affair, part burlesque and part first day of school. Both Houses of the Legislature were busy laying the groundwork to pass the mostly meaningless “Commonsense Conservative” agenda. The agenda was going to be Read More

Week One Wrap-up, my take (Caution snark attack)

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—The first week of the 2013 legislative session was a flurry of activity as the Republican House Caucus, “Dared to defend our rights.” The Tea Party folks made a good showing at the Statehouse to kick off the session. It was a good-sized crowd that was estimated to be Read More

Sen. Doug Jones to embark on first statewide tour this week

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter Sen. Doug Jones, Alabama’s first Democratic senator in a quarter-century, is set to embark on his first statewide tour this week, planning to hit locations in Mobile, Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham and Selma. Jones will visit military bases and installations, rural hospitals and clinics, infrastructure and military and military contractors. Read More

Week Five Legislative Report: A third of the Regular Session is done

By Beth Marietta Lyons Lyons Law Firm The Alabama Legislature convened for day 9 of the annual Regular Session on Tuesday, February 6 with 28 committee meetings held throughout the week to consider legislation. Both Houses then convened on Thursday, February 8 for Day 10. With day 10 completed, one-third of the 30 day Annual Read More

Only one week in, Kay Ivey making some good decisions

By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Kay Ivey has been Governor for barely a week, but she’s already moved aggressively to correct some of the mistakes of recently disgraced Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned Monday before last after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor corruption charges. Ivey immediately started rearranging the Governor’s staff, including accepting the Read More

Alabama Legislature Week 6: You won’t miss them while they’re gone

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter I have good news and bad news. First the good news: For the next two weeks, the Alabama Legislature will be on break – a much deserved vacation from the grueling 3-day work weeks and mostly 6-hour days spent thinking hard about stuff. But here’s the bad news: they Read More

We Can Learn from Holy Week- Love One Another

By Rep. Darrio Melton On Sunday, we gathered together at church to celebrate Palm Sunday, marking the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem and began his journey to the cross. Holy Week, the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is one of the more symbolic and important weeks of our Christian faith, giving us several Read More

Bentley Sets Special Election Primary for House District 30 One Week Before the Presidential Election

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Monday Governor Robert Bentley announced the timeline for a special election to fill the vacant District 30 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.  The 30 seat was held by Representative Blaine Galliher, but he has left it to serve in the Bentley Administration as Legislative Director. Etowah Read More

Birmingham News: Fortunately, a judge’s ruling last week does not gut the state’s ban on money transfers between political action committees

Staff Report The best part of U.S. Magistrate Judge John Ott’s ruling last week on Alabama’s ban on money transfers between political action committees is what it doesn’t do. It doesn’t gut the law, in spite of House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s overheated reaction. “Simply put, this ruling will make it easier for special-interest groups to Read More

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