Senate Education Committee approves bill that gives retired educators a bonus

February 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee approved Senate Bill 21, which would give retired educators a one-time bonus check. The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville.

Dial said that we should show appreciation and gratitude to the people that have educated us. We have been unable to provide them with a cost of living adjustment for some time now. We need to show that the legislature appreciates their service.

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Arthur Orr qualifies for another term in the State Senate

February 6, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, State Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, announced that he has filed qualifying papers to seek a fourth term in the Senate District 3 seat that he has held since 2006.

“Since my first day serving in Montgomery, I have focused my efforts on improving education, economic development, and efficiency in state government, and we have made great strides in each of these areas in recent years,” Orr said. “At the same time, I have worked to ensure that the citizens of Morgan, Madison, and Limestone counties have received their share of state investment dollars in our schools, our roads, and other critical needs. I hope to continue serving the Tennessee Valley over the next for years.”

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