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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Ivey announces grants for Alabama Aviation College

January 23, 2018

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced Friday that Enterprise State Community College will receive $2.5 million dollars to expand the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark. The funds are part of the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund which awards funds for projects that promote economic development and industrial recruitment in the state.

“I am proud to award this $2.5 million grant to the Alabama Aviation College and provide funding for lab space for the new Advanced Composite Materials program,” Governor Ivey said. “While this grant is for the aviation program, the infrastructure updates it provides will also help to ensure the Ozark campus of Enterprise State Community College is ready to meet all the workforce needs of local business and industry.”

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