Infrastructure bill makes brief appearance in the Senate

February 7, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A bill that would authorize a new state infrastructure building project made a brief appearance on the Senate floor Tuesday.

The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, would establish the Alabama Road and Bridge Rehabilitation and Improvement Authority to finance improvement projects if the Legislature ever passes a gas tax increase to back the bond-based program.

Senators briefly debated the bill on the floor after it was added to the special order calendar for the Senate at the last minute. Several senators raised concerns that the bill wasn’t included in an advance copy of the special order calendar sent out to members on Monday.

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Trump Can’t Win Over This Woman

May 10, 2016

By Elizabeth BeShears

Much to do has been made over the last several days in the wake of Donald Trump’s evident coronation as the GOP’s 2016 nominee about how he has a lot of ground to make up with certain groups.

Hispanics, Latinos, and African Americans are deemed unreachable due to his previous statements on race and the perception, fair or not, of the Republican party’s recent history with minority groups.
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