Shelby, Strange vote for GOP tax plan

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the U.S. Senate voted along part lines, 51-49, to support their tax reform package known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation is now expected to be conferenced with the U.S. House’s tax reform bill, who passed their own version earlier.

“The Senate today passed legislation to deliver pro-growth tax relief for the American people,”  U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said. “This is a bill that, if signed into law, will positively impact current and future generations by expanding economic opportunities and lowering taxes for the middle-class. Reducing rates and reforming our tax code will not only put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but it will also allow businesses to create jobs and increase wages.”

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Budget Reform Task Force to vote Tuesday on interim report

May 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Alabama Joint Legislative Task Force on Budget Reform will meet on Tuesday morning at the Statehouse and vote on an interim report, which will be sent to Governor Kay Ivey (R) and the entire State Legislature.

Committee Co-Chair Senator Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) said in a statement, “The fourteen members of the budget task force have been working diligently over the past six months to craft a sustainable path forward for Alabama’s State budgets. This interim report recommends specific reforms on everything from tax credits and exemptions to un-earmarking. I am grateful that Governor Ivey has indicated broad support for many of the report’s recommendations.”
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Republicans Reveal Their “Common Sense Conservative” Agenda for 2014 Legislative Session

December 6, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama House Republicans held a press conference to announce their agenda for the 2014 legislative session which begins on January 14.

The Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn, the House Majority Leader Micky Hammon (R) from Decatur, Agenda Platform Committee Chair Representative Randy Davis (R) from Daphne) and other members of the House Republican Caucus met with hand picked members of the Alabama press corps in a Thursday press conference to unveiled their Republican Caucus’ 2014 “Common Sense Conservative” legislative agenda.
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Ford Critical of Republicans 2014 Legislative Agenda

December 6, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday the Alabama House Republican Caucus held a press conference with hand picked members of the mainstream Alabama media to announce their agenda for the 2014 legislative session which begins on January 14. Alabama House Minority Craig Ford (D) from Gasden was critical of the announced “Common Sense Conservative” Agenda.

“The Republican Supermajority’s agenda does not include anything about improving our schools or creating jobs – the two most important issues we face! The leadership in Montgomery is clearly out of ideas and does not know what to do. If we don’t do something for our schools or to help create jobs, then we are wasting the taxpayers’ money with this legislative session. It’s about schools, and it’s about jobs. And the Republican’s legislative agenda treats those two issues like they don’t even exist.”
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