Midwifery, Monument bills under review by Governor’s legal team

May 23, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — Two high-profile pieces of Legislation that were passed and enrolled late last week are still undergoing a routine legal review, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Monday.

Ivey’s legal team is combing through HB315, which would legalize the practice of Midwifery, and SB60, which would prohibit cities and counties from removing Confederate monuments. After the routine review is completed, the Governor will decide whether to sign the two bills.

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Alabama government: It’s not about you

May 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s probably worth remembering that Alabama’s Legislators work for you.

The men and women who roam the halls of the State House, crafting legislation (or, more likely, copying it verbatim from some lobbyist) and running Alabama are representatives of us. All of us.

That means they’re supposed to be in Montgomery doing what we want, taking care of our needs.

I’ll pause while you recover from laughing hysterically.
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Midwives seek approval from Senate

April 13, 2012

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Senate Health Subcommittee concerning midwifery, SB314, gave its report to Health Committee Chairman Greg Reed (R-Cordova) on Wednesday.

Two senators were assigned to the committee: Senator and bill sponsor Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) and Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville). Senator Bussman was appointed as chairman.

This bill would legalize out-of-hospital midwifery so Certified Professional Midwifes (CPM) could assist with home births. There are 26 states that license professional midwives. “None of those states, to my knowledge, have repealed that bill or has seen an increase in mortality and negligence,” said Senator Bussman.
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