Smitherman, Williams support Alabama public transportation trust fund legislation

February 7, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama Arise Citizens’ Policy Project held a press conference in support of legislation to advance public transportation. The legislation, Senate Bill 85 and House Bill 10, is sponsored by Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, and State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia.

Alice Paris chairs Alabama Arise’s legislative committee. “Alabama is one of only five states that do not fund public transit,” Paris said. “The state loses out on millions of dollars of transportation dollars every day. We are supporting legislation this year by Senator Rodger Smitherman and Rep. Jack Williams.”

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Sine Die! – “with all deliberate speed”

May 13, 2016

By Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey

When I struck the gavel for the Senate to adjourn Sine Die at midnight on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the Senate completed its 30th and final legislative day of the 2016 Regular Session. Sine Die is a Latin phrase meaning “without day” that is, without designating the next day the legislature will meet; it is the final adjournment of a legislative session.

On the last day of the Session, my day began at 8:30 a.m. when I participated in a Legislative Council meeting.  Nearly 16 hours later, “with all deliberate speed,” the Legislature had completed its statutory requirement to meet 30 legislative days during 105 calendar days.
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Bentley Signs RAMP Bill to Help Poor Rural Communities Improve Roads

April 12, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) signed Senate Bill 192 into law.  SB 192 creates the Rural Assistance Match Program (RAMP), which will help more counties participate in the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP).  ATRIP is the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama’s history and has been cited by the Bentley Administration as one of his biggest accomplishments.
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