Senate Republicans float income tax break in “Fighting for Alabama” agenda

January 12, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Ahead of what is expected to be a quiet and relatively non-controversial Legislative Session, Senate Republicans released a four-pronged agenda highlighting priorities that include an income tax break and a push for broadband in rural communities.

Republican senators announced the agenda — notably less partisan and low key than previous years — before heading into the second day of this year’s session on Tuesday.

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Roby supports removal of criminal alien gang members

September 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, spoke in support of HR3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, and said that Congress’ first priority must be to keep Americans safe.

HR3697 combats criminal alien gang violence by amending existing law to make a person’s history of involvement in a criminal gang grounds for inadmissibility into the United States and allow law enforcement agents to automatically detain and deport anyone found to be a criminal alien gang member.

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Sumter County Sheriff Removed for Misconduct

July 28, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 25, Attorney General Luther Strange (R) announced that the Alabama Supreme Court has removed Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark Sr. from office, following impeachment proceedings.

AG Strange said, “Justice has been served. Alabamians rightfully expect their public officials to conduct their duties of office honestly and in accordance with the law. When public officials are also sworn to uphold the law, as in the case of a sheriff, there is an even higher expectation that they will abide by their oath.”
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Shelby Introduces Bill to Fight International Child Exploitation

July 29, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 27, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) introduced legislation to establish an international notification system to provide advanced notice of international travel by registered sex offenders.

S1867 would help to protect children from exploitation by establishing an international notification system to provide advanced notice of travel by registered sex offenders to destination countries. The legislation is the Senate companion to HR515, introduced in the US House of Representatives last year by US Congressman Chris Smith (R-New Jersey).
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Roby Says House Acting To Combat Sex Trafficking

January 29, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 27, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) released a statement to announce that the House has passed Bi-partisan bills to try to deal with America’s “fastest growing” criminal enterprise: human sex trafficking.

US Representative Martha Roby strongly supports the measures and said that legislation is needed to combat the “atrocious” crimes of trafficking and sex slavery.

Congresswoman Roby said, “This problem is growing, and it’s personal. Today the House voted on a series of bills to put a stop to these atrocious crimes and to protect and assist victims. It’s past time to end trafficking.”
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Child Trafficking

May 6, 2013

By Beth Clayton

MONTGOMERY–Representative Jack Williams (R-Vestavia) presented legislation to the House Child and Senior Advocacy committee today that will “provide a safe harbor provision in current law for a child who engages in the act of prostitution.”

The committee voted to give the bill a favorable report.

Williams’s bill, HB598 or the Alabama Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act, will define a “sexually exploited child” as one under the age of 18 who has been exploited as a result of prostitution or human trafficking for sexual servitude.
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